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Taking the collection outside: Rabot Blaisanvest

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Pupils in the bizonklas participated in an art programme revolving around the powerful ties that exist between grandparents and grandchildren, even when they live far away from each other.

First, the children visited the MSK to look at portraits in the collection. Then, in workshops at school, they created their own portraits, stories and songs featuring their grandparents.

During the event ‘A Plateful of Stories’, they treated an audience to a surprising banquet of tales in between the courses of a real meal. They told stories, sang and acted out their own relationships with their grandparents.

Writer and slam poet Lindah Nyirenda spent time helping the children with their stories. Musician Thomas Noël helped with the musical side of things and MSK guides Annelies and Sofie Steen worked on portraits with the children. The entire project was coordinated by KOPERGIETERY Ghent.

Partners: KOPERGIETERY, Freinetschool de Mandala, Jenaplanschool Hippo’s Hof, Brede School, Eetcafé Toreke

We thank Annelies and Sofie Steen for their help with the workshops and Shalan Alhamwy for sharing his story and music in this project.