Within the project “Kinder mittenDRIN† (Kids inSIDE) the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden offers a two-hour program for children and young people of all age groups. InSIDE, right in the middle of the respective exhibition, they can work creatively and freely.
Unlike many cases of classical educational work in museums, the exhibits are not copied or interpreted, but form a fertile ground for free, independent work, where children can make their own decisions on content and focus. Sense of community, group ability, social learning and creativity are tried in principally mixed-age groups.
Wilhelms Wanne is an interactive and intergenerational mediation program aimed at children and adolescents alognside their families. Part of the program is a joint visit to the current exhibition, during which an associative access is made to the exhibited works. Afterwards a creative surprise awaits all participants.
The concept of the child and youth program refers explicitly to the respective exhibition and is developed by the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden in cooperation with Titus Grab an artist from Wiesbaden, who also helps and guides the groups in a playful way.
Most important for us was to be able to offer the events free of charge, so that all children could be welcomed to the events and overcome their inhibitions towards museum like institutions.