(Back to) School Special: Seeking history in museums & heritage spaces

It’s the start of a new academic year, and we’ve been busy planning an exciting range of curriculum-focused sessions especially for school groups in the city, aimed at deepening engagement with history and all things heritage!

For young learners, we believe that getting up close and spending time with museum collections and art and heritage resources can provoke critical and creative thinking, inspire new questions and ideas, highlight fresh connections with the world, the other, and links across time and space. Not least, such engagement can trigger joy, inspiration and imagination.

With this in mind, our museum visits and heritage walk routes are conceptualised and curated to meet the specific learning needs of individual schools in Mumbai. Where possible and desired, our programmes are aligned to the school’s academic curriculum. Each visit is interpretive and facilitated in an interactive manner, responding to the age, needs and knowledge levels of the participating class. In session, students are encouraged to look closely, notice the details and features through which objects, artworks and buildings speak to us, explore wider stories and contexts, and, using their critical thinking and reasoning skills, build on prior knowledge gained through classroom study. The aim, ultimately, is to build a memorable, joyful and first-hand experience of the past.

To work with us to build the right programme for your students, or for more information, please email Alisha Sadikot at theinheritageproject@gmail.com.

 

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