Education Outreach at BIEX – Srijanalaya

Education Outreach at BIEX

Date: 15th April 2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Nepal Art Council, Thapathali, Central Development Region, Nepal

Age Group: 10-17

Participants: 390

Project Details

    Srijanalaya designed and conducted an education outreach program during the Nepal-Britain Bicentenary Exhibition in order to supplement visitor engagement in the exhibition and to create curiosity in the visitors about the multifaceted and enduring bilateral relationship between Nepal and Britain.

    The program consisted of tours that were designed to engage visitors, especially students from grade 7 and up to better with the images that were on display at the exhibition. Various tour guides accompanied tour groups and helped children understand the main ideas presented in the exhibition and supported them to think critically. The tour groups were also were provided with an activity sheet that included initial comprehension questions and three places to map their favorite parts of the visit.

    Workshops were designed to delve deeper into the exhibition and allow the participants to look into the issues in a way that is personally meaningful.  They were approximately 2 hours each.  The workshop facilitators were asked to focus on a particular issue or section of the exhibition and engage the participants.  Niranjan Kunwar, an educator and writer, conducted a writing workshop while Drawing Room Kathmandu, an arts organization, conducted a botany workshop. Nepal Children's Art Museum conducted a collage workshop during which participants looked at the Rana history through the lens of fashion and designed their own imaginary traditional and western attire or jewellery that was inspired by the time of the Ranas.

    390 students from 11 schools attended the exhibition. We were able to facilitate 12 guided tours and conduct 5 workshops.

    All the visitors, teachers and students were very positive about the experience at the museum. Each student who came to the exhibition was able to leave with concrete reflections on the exhibition - activity sheet, essay/drawing, collage, or a botany drawing.