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about education


The building of the Stedelijk Museum will remain closed until the grand reopening in 2012.

In the meantime, the Stedelijk is pleased to announce the launch of the special program Stedelijk @ School, which brings the Stedelijk Museum into the classrooms of schools throughout Amsterdam. Central to the program are the new group of Blikopeners (the Stedelijk’s peer educators) and the museum docents. They will visit schools to give an interactive introduction to modern and contemporary art. Using a range of specially developed teaching materials, they will address questions such as How do you look at modern art?, What kind of questions do artists pose? and What can you expect in a museum?. Stedelijk @ School will offer a great service to teachers who want to teach their pupils about modern art.

The Stedelijk has developed a wide range of activities for families, children, young people, adults and, of course, schools, including guided visits, workshops in the special education rooms, interactive projects and tours.

Education is an essential part of the Stedelijk Museum’s work. The Education and Outreach department is literally at the very heart of the museum and helps wide-ranging audiences enjoy and be inspired by art. Visitors are invited to share their thoughts on modern and contemporary art and design. Educational activities encourage people – young and old – to look more closely, ask questions, start discussions and think about artistic, cultural and social themes – and inspire people to start making art too.

The Stedelijk Museum makes looking at art and design accessible and acts as an intermediary in explaining the ideas behind and the meaning of modern and contemporary art and design. At the museum visitors develop visual skills and learn to trust them. And, once their interest has been aroused, museum docents, members of our education and outreach team and our library staff are there to offer more in-depth information.   

Are you interested? For specific queries and further information, please contact our museum docents and staff from the education department.

Contact the Stedelijk’s education department.