Sundays at the Museum
Creative workshops for children and guided tours through the current exhibition for adults
AFRICAN MURALS: PLAYFULL WALLS
March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2015
What do you think, what did a traditional family home in Africa look like?
The walls of the house were decorated in murals.
Would you like to learn the language of walls and the way they communicated stories in Africa?
Each line, every shape, all the colours have a meaning.
Did you know that the rain washed away the painted wall murals and that they were renewed each year?
Not a single mural is ever the same!
The African Murals: Playful Walls workshops accompany the ongoing exhibition at the Museum: Traditional Murals of Africa, which shows the practice of painting houses that can be found across Africa. On the workshop we will show the way in which colours, drawings, reliefs and mosaics decorated the homes of the Igbo people (Nigeria), the Gurunsi (Burkina Faso and Ghana), Basotho and Ndbele (South Africa) peoples. Each Sunday during January and February the museum will organise creative workshops for children aged 3-13 years old, and at the same time curators will guide adult visitors through the current exhibition and introduce the different African regions in which murals are painted, the peoples that practice the art of mural painting, and there will also be mention of the art techniques and meanings of mural motifs.
Entrance fee for participants of the workshop: 200 din.
Every 5th workshop is free!
Entrance fee for guided tour through current exhibition: 150 din.
Feel free to contact us for more information!