EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT
Encouragement award for ‘Kijk ze kijken’ (Look at them looking)
We are proud to have won the Dutch Museums Association’s Encouragement Award for the best educational project plan, for the project ‘Kijk ze Kijken’. The award was presented to us by Education, Culture and Science Minister Van Engelshoven. The project focused on two target groups – children and the elderly – who would usually not visit a museum together, but were now encouraged to experience art and talk about it with each other. For this project, we collaborated with the umbrella organisation Boor for special education schools and the Laurens Foundation for geriatric care.
Our series of masterclasses is a continuous programme component in collaboration with the Willem de Kooning Academy and Nationale Nederlanden. In 2017, the series had an all-star line-up with respectively Peter Lindbergh, Erwin Olaf, Conny Janssen and Rem Koolhaas. The programme is meant exclusively for students and Kunsthal Friends and features renowned makers who talk about their working methods and careers and enter into conversation with the students. It is a source of inspiration for younger generations.
ING Kunstbuzz for school children
Four times a year the ING Kunstbuzz drives groups of school children for whom transportation is a problem to and from the Kunsthal. The ING Kunstbuzz is an initiative of the Kunsthal and ING. On a yearly basis it enables over 1,000 Rotterdam school children, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, to experience art.
The KunsthalLAB is our permanent education room where children (from the age of 4) and adults can actively participate through a combination of learning, entertainment and social interaction. In 2017, the KunsthalLAB was intensively used during Cultuurtraject (cultural trajectory) workshops and school vacations with programmes to accompany the exhibitions ‘Hyperrealism. 50 Years of Painting’ and ‘Paul Delvaux. Master of the Dream‘. On Sunday afternoons we hosted free workshops for families.