Who is behind the Children and Youth unit?
Who are we? The children and youth unit consists of art historians, teachers, academy-trained artists, architects and students (bachelor level) from the fields of archaeology, contemporary cultural studies and art history.
What is our aim? Our aim is to stimulate the inquisitiveness of children and young people, their sense of wonder, their creativity and fantasy. We bring words to centuries of graphic art, and bring images to that for which there are no words.
Why is art important? Art has a way of upsetting our usual conceptions of the world: of technology, of society and of what we ‘know’. It helps us think, understand, interpret and communicate. Art trains us to discern and read contexts, and at the same time contains a degree of ambiguity and doubt that stimulates creativity and the ability to think outside the square.