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Picasso-Giacometti show provides educational opportunities for kids

Picasso-Giacometti show provides educational opportunities for kids


Tribune News Network
Doha
QATAR Museums (QM) has announced that around 400 children have visited the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition in less than a month after its opening.
This is part of the organisation's continued focus and commitment on educating the society, particularly the younger generation, about arts, heritage and creativity.
In addition, QM has trained more than 75 teachers in 12 workshops of three hours each since the opening, allowing teachers to conduct self-guided tours of the exhibition for students, run workshops and equip teachers with materials to have post-visit discussions with students.
Picasso-Giacometti opened to the public on February 22 and will run until May 21 at the Fire Station's Garage Gallery. The exhibition is dedicated to two of the most important artists of the 20th century,Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966).
The exhibition collaboration between QM under the patronage of its Chairperson HE Sheikha al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, the Mus`e national Picasso-Paris and the Fondation Giacometti, is the first to show these artists together in the Middle East.
HE Sheikha al Mayassa said:"We are delighted with the huge success of our educational programme that supports this show and I would like to thank all schools for taking the time to visit this exceptional and important exhibition. I hope that all students that visited Picasso-Giacometti left with lasting memories."
Since the opening, the following schools have visited, or are scheduled to visit the Picasso-Giacometti show: Al Nahdah Primary Independent Girls School, Al Israa Primary Independent Girls School, Ahmad Bin Hanbal Independent Boys Secondary School, The Moroccan International School, Arab International Academy, Amna Bint Wahab Independent Preparatory School, Ali Bin Abdullah Independent School, Abu Hanifa Independent Elementary School for Boys, Ashahaniya Girls Preparatory Secondary, Nasser Bin Abdulla Al Attiya Independent Secondary School for Boys, Jassim Bin Hamad Independent Secondary School for Boys, Lyc`e Franco-Qatarien Voltaire, Al-Kiranah Primary Preparatory School for Girls, Safiyya Bint Abdalmotalab Primary Independent Girls School, DeBakey High School for Health Professions at Qatar, SEK International School, Doha English Speaking School, Qatar Academy Al Wakrah, Lyc`e Français Bonaparte Doha, Al-Bayan Primary 2 School for Girls, Middle East International School, Al Wakrah Elementary Independent Girls School, International School of London, and Al Manar International School.
School trips can be organised independently, or with QM educators, who offer guided tours and related workshops during the week. Teachers are also invited to visit the show independently with their classes.
In addition, QM is gearing up to bring two new exhibitions to Doha this summer that will offer a fantastic educational programme. This includes the Fire Station's 'End of Residency' Exhibition, opening in June 2017, which will display the works of artists taking part in this year's Artists in Residence programme, and 'Skate Girls of Kabul',an exhibition which will tell the story of Afghan girls who took up skateboarding, opening on June 15.
For more information on QM's educational activities and to organise a school tour, visit:http://www.qm.org.qa/en/education or email: 'education@qm.org.qa'.

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