Participation of the branch of H.I.C.D.Thessaloniki at the Scientific and Artistic digital conference entitled : “The Pedagogical and psychological Dimension of Art: Museums as pillars of culture and life skills” . The conference is organized by the Museum-Library Str. Eleftheriadis “Teriade” and will be held from Friday, November 5, 2021 until Monday, November 8, 2021.
The HICD of Thessaloniki represents: The Research Director of the Styliani – Ermioni Kamara branch, Philologist on the subject: Educational programs in the children’s museums of our country and their contribution. Comparative study of the Children’s Museum and the Boston Children’s Museum.
Presentation time: 18.50–19.15
Brief description of the topic: At the heart of this talk is the presentation and examination of the educational programs that take place in the children’s museums of our country, providing visitors with a “learning adventure”, breaking the traditional diptych of the classical museum and sterile learning. Specifically, the cultural activities and educational activities implemented at the Museum of Greek Children’s Art and the Boston Children’s Museum will be presented as case studies. In the modern, globalized society of over-information, the role of the children’s museum is being redefined and overturns the logic of prohibition, “do not touch” and the sterile environment. motivating and motivating children, parents, teachers to stimulate their emotional, social relationship and enjoyment of experiential action. Through methods of experiential approach, the participant learns through museum objects, interacts with them, encounters opportunities for experimentation and activates his senses in a familiar environment. Another innovation is the implementation of Art Therapy programs within the museum (Art Therapy), with the aim of releasing emotions that complicate everyday life. The presentation of the museum-pedagogical activities of the Boston Museum will be a trigger for critical thinking and encouragement, to give birth to even more moments of creativity, keeping “alive” and “open” the museums of our country as a natural place for children.