The Museum of Greek Children’s Art is a pioneering Museum, one of the very few worldwide that exhibits exclusively drawings and three dimensional artworks created by children 5 to 14 years old. It is addressed to children and adults, parents, teachers, artists, scientists, researchers and those interested in children’s art.
The focus on education through art, the 18 years of experience addressing exclusively to the child by using the artists’ language, differentiate the Museum of Greek Children’s Art from the rest of the Institutions which target a wider audience.
Created in 1994, it aims to study and promote the uniqueness of children’s art, to develop children’s aesthetic education, to exchange exhibitions and collaborate with scientist and institutions in Greece and abroad interested in children’s art. A number of exhibitions in Greece and abroad have been organized by the Museum, promoting children’s art.
Each exhibition is enhanced by relative educational programmes for school groups addressed to pre-school children and primary school pupils, running at the Museum premises.
The activity “The Museum goes to school”, is designed to be realized at the classroom’s environment, by a member of the Museum’s Educational Department in all schools in the centre of Athens. The Museum proposes a new collaboration between Museum and School, focusing on education trough children’s art.
With the guidance of the educator in charge, 5-12 years old children have the possibility to experiment with various materials and drawing techniques during 2 hour weekly Art workshops which run on a one or 8 moth basis. Alternatively two hours off programmes run for families with children 2,5-4 years old inspired by collaborations, significant moments in the history of art or subjects related to holiday themes.
The Museum’s educational activities include the loan of museum kits to schools in distant areas and the organization of Art seminars for teachers. The 1st Scientific Conference on Children’s Art has been held in Greece by the Museum, in 2005.
The Museum’s gift shop offers books, postcards, posters, art games and a variety of gifts featuring children’s art from its collections. The Museum’s publications can also be used as educational material.
Museum of Greek Children’s Art
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00 – 14.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 14.00
The Museum remains closed every Monday, on official holidays, and 1-31 August.
Contact / Address:
9 Kodrou Str, extension of Voulis str.
Plaka, 105 58 Athens
Tel : 0030 210 33 12 621, 0030 210 33 12 750
Fax: 0030 210 33 13 734
Official Website: http://www.childrensartmuseum.gr/