Children often feel the museum as a dark, dusty, boring place.
Historia Snc, a company that manages the workshops of some museums in Italy, to experience the museum in a different way to younger, created the After School in the Museum.
The idea is to make the museum a familiar place where you can also do homework and play. The project will help in making the normal duties and, eventually, the”games” of the educational workshops that are usually targeted at schools. In this way, perhaps, the museum may return to its original function: to educate the public, starting with the younger ones.
This project will start in September at the Museo Civico di Massa Lombarda (http://www.comune.massalombarda.ra.it/Citta-e-territorio/La-Citta/Biblioteche-e-musei/Museo-civico-e-pinacoteca), near Ravenna, and at the Museum of Shadows (http://www.comune.vallemaio.fr.it/manifestazioni/manifestazioni_action.php?ACTION=scheda_turismo&cod_turismo=48), at Vallemaio, in southern Lazio and perhaps in other museums.
Does anyone have experience of other After School projects in museums?