THE MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA HOLDS THE SEMANA BLANCA HALF-TERM WORKSHOP ‘INVENT YOUR OWN MUSEUM’
The Museo Picasso Málaga is holding the Semana Blanca half-term workshop ‘Invent your own museum’, for children from 4 to 11 on Wednesday, March 1, Thursday, March 2, and Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How is a museum created? How are the collections we see in them formed? What can we do in museums? Every day, workshop participants will learn about different aspects of museums, including the buildings that house them, the works that can be seen in their galleries, and the activities that take place in them, among other aspects. At the end of the workshop, they get to take home the model of the museum they have each created.
How is a museum created? How are the collections we see in them formed? What can we do in museums? The Museo Picasso Málaga is holding the Semana Blanca half-term workshop ‘Invent your own museum’ for children aged 4 to 11 on Wednesday, March 1, Thursday, March 2, and Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aimed at children aged 4 to 11, every day the workshop will enable participants to learn about different aspects of museums by talking about the buildings that house them, the works that can be seen in their galleries, and the activities that take place in them, among other aspects.
Registration, costing €75 for the complete workshop, is now open via the museum’s website, www.museopicassomalaga.org or the museum’s ticket office.
Once again, the Museo Picasso Málaga is putting on a workshop for the Semana Blanca half-term holidays, which in Málaga are in late February and early March, coinciding with the regional feast day of Andalusia on February 28. This time the workshop is based on ‘Invent your own museum’. For three days, from Thursday, March 1, to Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., youngsters have the chance to explore the Museo Picasso Málaga from the inside and find out for themselves how museums are created—their architecture, their collections, their temporary exhibitions, and all their components—taking as a basis Pablo Picasso’s works.
The first day is devoted to discussing the MPM space, the Palacio de Buenavista. Participants get to explore its architecture, distinguish its component parts, and take a look at the history of this sixteenth-century building in the heart of the city. They experiment with media such as photography and drawing and each create a museum of their own.
The second day is focused on the collections and on asking what story the museum can tell. Participants are introduced to the work of Pablo Picasso and familiarised with some of the most significant pieces in the MPM’s permanent collection produced over the course of the artist’s 80-year career. During the morning, the children practice painting, sculpture, collage, and assemblage—some of the media most frequently used in Picasso’s oeuvre. On the third and last day, the children are introduced to the museum’s activities and ask questions about what can be done (such as guided tours and workshops) and seen there (such as lectures, plays, concerts, etc.). Later on, they assemble the model of their own museum that they create during the workshop and take home with them afterwards.
Registration is now open at the Museo Picasso Málaga’s ticket office or online via the website www.museopicassomalaga.org. The workshop costs €75 (including all the necessary materials). Siblings are entitled to a 15% discount.
With the collaboration of Fundación “la Caixa.”