Children's Drawing Competition & “Together at the Museum” Programme

The Foundation supports the educational activities of the Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) and, in particular, the children's drawing competition the Museum organises and implements for children ages 4 to 12, as well as the “Together at the Museum” programme, which began in September 2018.

The children’s drawing competition entitled “Imagine what is hidden in the lamp!”, which started in October 2018, is being held for the 6th consecutive year and invites preschoolers and all years of primary school to become the artists of the next Museum exhibition. The protagonist of the competition is a ceramic lamp, an object of the 1st century A.D., which is exhibited on the second floor of the Museum, within the exhibition “Ancient Greek Art – A Story with Pictures”. The winners of the competition, selected by a jury established by the Museum, will be awarded at a special event on the Museum’s premises.

The “Together at the Museum” programme was launched in 2016 and offers a series of free workshops for children and teenagers, from 5 to 17 years old with learning and developmental disabilities, encouraging them to communicate ans socialise with each other. Through the workshops that are being developed and implemented by the experienced staff of the Museum who specialise in education and art therapy, the participants come into contact with the collections of the Museum of Cycladic Art and also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the experience of visiting cultural institutions.

The following individual activities were implemented under the “Together at the Museum” programme:

September – December 2018

  • 90 students from 6 special education schools participated in the educational workshops addressed to children with learning and/or developmental disabilities. Activities within the workshop include multisensory play, which operates as a platform for self-expression for the participants. In various of these workshops body movement is also explored as a means of creative collaboration.
  • 80 children participated in the workshops implemented by the MCA in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital “P. & A. Kyriakou” and the non-profit organisation “Floga” for children with neoplasmatic diseases enrolled in primary school during their hospitalisation.
  • 75 primary and secondary school teachers have participated in the experiential workshop entitled “Art for All”, which was first launched by the MCA in 2018. The workshop “Art for All” is addressed to teachers of special education schools and of departments of integration as well as to all teachers wishing to broaden their horizons on the subject of linking special education and art.