The Munch Museum has for many years participated in the City of Oslo's educational programme called Den kulturelle skolesekken, or The Cultural Rucksack.
Do You Know Munch? – is a regular programme for all 7th graders in the Oslo school district.
As part of the programme the Munch Museum has in recent years arranged graphic art workshops under the guidance of professional artists for pupils from grades 5 to 7.
Beginning in the 2008-09 school year, a regular programme linked with The Cultural Rucksack was established at the Munch Museum. This programme, called A Look at Munch, was arranged for all 7th graders in the Oslo school district. A Look at Munch continued until the 2001-12 school year, and since then the programme has been expanded to include a three-hour visit in the museum under the title Do You Know Munch?
Every school year ca. 5500 pupils participate in the programme.
For school schedules see the Oslo Board of Education's website Utdanningsetaten.
Innledende foredrag: Besøket starter med en samling i museets festsal hvor en museumslektor forteller om Munchs liv og utvikling som kunstner.
Besøk i utstillingen: Sammen med en omviser ser elevene nærmere på utvalgte kunstverk.
Egen kreativitet: Dagen avsluttes med et verksted i Atelier Munch. Verkstedsoppgaven er tett knyttet opp mot den aktuelle utstillingen og vil variere i form og uttrykk.
Turneplan for skolene: Utdanningsetaten
The goals of The Cultural Rucksack:
- To ensure that all primary school children receive a professional introduction to art and culture.
- To make it easier for primary school pupils to gain access to, become acquainted with, and gain a positive relationship to all types of art and culture.
- To contribute to developing a unified and conscious inclusion of artistic and cultural genres in fulfilling the Department of Education's learning goals.