To help parents – special programs in museums for children
Meanwhile, many world-famous art museums have special programs for young visitors. Thus, the Hermitage offers excursions and lecture cycles for children of different ages. Preschoolers on their way to the museum are met by the fairy Fairy and a toy kitten Smotryk, and during the tour-game, children will learn about the history of the Hermitage, about famous artists and sculptors, about art from different countries and eras. Younger schoolchildren and adolescents are offered lectures corresponding to their level of development. There are also separate programs for families with children. If you are staying in St. Petersburg for a long time, you can purchase a subscription to the cycle of children’s excursions. The State Tretyakov Gallery for Children has prepared a quest game. Here they suggest turning an ordinary excursion into a detective story. How intrigued the children will be when they learn that on the eve of their arrival, a small ghost pranked in the museum. Even preschoolers will pass a simple but fascinating route, and along the way they will get acquainted with the paintings. Older children have more intrigue and intrigue: unknown people plan to steal a painting from the Tretyakov Gallery, they need to be prevented. To do this, you need to review the gallery collection. The Louvre is a collection of works of art that cannot be ignored while relaxing in Paris. Let the child with you a little later, anticipating an excursion here. Consider the Louvre building from afar day and evening (artistic lighting adorns the already beautiful building). Amaze the children with interesting details, for example, the story that the magnificent palace grew on the site of a wild “wolf forest”. Apply the trick – bypassing a huge line, enter the museum through one of the side entrances. Invite the child to look at the picture not standing near her, but sitting on the floor in the middle of the room. You may not be able to explore the entire Louvre with your children, but you can see the most outstanding works, including the famous Gioconda. Ask when themed tours of the Louvre take place. For children and their parents, interesting events are held in the museum: imagine only the joy of the child if he is offered to visit the artist’s workshop. The Prado Museum in Madrid is a great temptation for connoisseurs of painting, and given the free admission for children under 18, it’s worth taking a moment to see the famous works. If you need to make the program concise, use the audio masterpiece “Masterpieces” in Russian; it includes explanations for the 50 most visible canvases in the museum’s collection. Does the child speak English or Spanish? Then he will be able to go through the game route, at the end of which he will receive a small surprise. The Alternative Art Museum of Madrid is the Queen Sofia Art Center, where works by artists of the 20th century painting and sculpture are exhibited. Many pieces of monumental art may interest children in unusual forms. The Albertina Gallery in Vienna also offers wonderful family programs, during which the secrets of paintings are revealed. The symbolism in the works of Dürer, the spiritualized Madonnas of da Vinci, the emotional canvases of Cezanne – all this will become the theme of the tour. If you prefer to travel through the halls on your own, use the audio guide in Russian. Fans of drawing and creating crafts can participate in children’s master classes. After your excursion, did you open a branch of an art gallery in your home? Congratulations: now visiting art museums can be made a must-have destination for families.