By Radka Hostašová
Engagement with young visitors has become a common practice across many cultural venues. It is a good way to introduce children to valuable pieces of art and historical artefacts. Moreover, a museum visit can enhance a child’s imagination and help to understand the world around them.
However, there is no doubt that mere wandering around the expositions is generally not enough to attract children’s attention. Instead, galleries and museums employ various interactive activities and practical exercises to raise a new generation of regular visitors.
As one of the most popular cultural settings in the city, The World Museum Liverpool offers a wide program for children of various ages. Besides the educational sessions for schools and families, the museum has recently launched Craft at the Museum workshops to support children’s creativity and imagination. The program mainly addresses preschoolers, as the workshops take place between 10 am and 12 pm.
The classes are running now and continuing on a weekly basis until 27 of February. There’s no need to book a space for the class, just drop in and get straight to work! All craft supplies are provided by the course, and the museum only requires parents to supervise their children during the session.
And what is the idea of the workshops? The World Museum Liverpool mainly draws inspiration from their current collections. Therefore, children will be making artworks that reflect on particular displays, for example, a live Aquarium installation or a permanent exhibition of Ancient Egypt. Craft at the Museum is simply a creative, playful, and educational way to introduce children to a world cultural heritage.
To find even more creative events, check out our What’s On section.