Museum of Greek Children’s Art26-03-2015 15:05The Museum of Greek Children’s Art is located in the Plaka district of Athens, close to Syntagma Square at 9 Kodrou Street with exhibitions of drawings and three dimensional artworks made by children 4 to 14 years old being one of the few museums world-wide specializing in the field of children’s artistic creativity.
Created in 1994, it aims to study and promote the uniqueness of children’s art, to develop children’s aesthetic education, to exchange exhibitions and collaborate with scientist and institutions in Greece and abroad interested in children’s art.
A number of exhibitions in Greece and abroad have been organized by the Museum, promoting children’s art. Among the most important in Greece, those held at the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Athens Concert Hall and abroad at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Children’s Art Museum in Oslo and the Children’s Art Museum in Japan.
The Museum’s collections are enriched annually and presently include 7.000 artworks. Among them are winning entries to Nationwide Children’s Art Contests launched by the Museum, entries to International Art Exhibitions, participations in art workshops for children and drawings by children created during the post war period and toys made of scrap materials by children from Africa.
The museum renews its exhibits every other year, hosting each time a different theme. Each exhibition is enhanced by relative educational programmes for school groups addressed to pre-school children and primary school pupils. The aim is to help children comprehend that art has the power to broaden their way of thinking, to render people more sensitive, to challenge and give solutions.
With the guidance of the educator in charge, children of 5-12 years old and families with children 2,5-4 years old, have the possibility to experiment with various materials and drawing techniques during art workshops. Bilingual activities specially designed by the Educational Department of the Museum offer a further acquaintance with the artworks on display to visitors of all ages.
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