Classes will begin in October 2020. Children who are fond of exploring arts and culture will get introduced to various areas of museum work and learn how to organize their own seminars, guided tours, and other events in a museum environment.
The Up! club will help high school pupils sneak behind the scenes of contemporary art and get to know a variety of museum and creative professions. Together with art professionals, the club members will scrutinize the ongoing exhibitions, process and critically analyze information, and support each other in all their mutual initiatives.
A multiple-meaning term, the Russian Sign Language variants of the gesture "Up" may mean "I can," "I am ready," "I understood," or "Me too," "Just like you" (depending on the context).
By calling the club Up!, Garage emphasizes the diversity and richness of sign language and deaf culture. This is why, building on the deaf community's values, the classes will focus on the personalities and individual abilities of each of its members.