Free tours of Congo Art Works: Popular Painting for visitors with developmental and learning disabilities

Public program Congo Art Works: Popular Painting
8 July – 5 August 2017
Weekends: July 8 and 22 and August 5, 12:00–14:00
Weekdays: July 12 and 27, 16:00–18:00

DESCRIPTION

Visitors with developmental and learning disabilities are invited on a tour that will take them on a journey from the colonisation of the Congo to its liberation following a special itinerary.

Developed by the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Tervuren, in collaboration with BOZAR, Brussels, Congo Art Works: Popular Painting is a survey of Congolese contemporary culture and its colonial past. Along with works by artists who are active today, the show features historical artefacts that offer insight into the history of Congolese art.   

A special section of the exhibition that was developed by Garage is devoted to colonisation of Russia’s Chukotka in the 1920s, and postcolonial life in the region.

For the adapted tours for visitors with developmental and learning disabilities, Garage’s Department of Inclusive Programs has developed a range of extra learning materials and visual aids that help participants remember what they have learnt and encourage them to be active during the tour. A social story available at the website and at the information stand will help prepare for the visit.

Noise cancelling headphones to use during the visit are also available at the information stand.

An experienced teacher will accompany the group throughout the tour to provide extra support for visitors with developmental and learning disabilities.

The tour will be followed by a workshop based on the works in the exhibition.

how to take part

Tours are free for visitors with disabilities and one carer, with proof of disability.

Advance booking is required; please call +7 968 998-67-23 or email openmuseum@garagemca.org

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