International education

Museum Volkenkunde Programmes for International Schools

Experience the world together! Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about world cultures. It lets you explore the most finest treasures and stories from around the world. We offer an extensive range of activities for primary and secondary school children. All prices include museum entrance.


PRIMARY


GUIDED TOUR   

Come to the museum and travel to a host of different countries and regions, including Africa, Japan, Indonesia and Oceania. Special thematic tours are also available, on the theme of religion or rituals, for example. A museum teacher will recount extraordinary stories about unique objects. Children have the opportunity to look, listen, ask questions and discuss. A guided tour can be combined with a workshop.

  • Age group: 10-12
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: € 45,- per 15 pupils (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously)

 


SEE & DRAW BUDDHA

Workshop

What do you notice about Buddha? His long earlobes, his unusual hand positions, the little curls on his head… This workshop takes place in the Buddha gallery where children study and draw Buddha statues, afterwards producing their own personal composition under the guidance of artist and teacher Tineke Jacobs. This workshop can best be booked in combination with the Trip to Asia guided tour.

  • Age group: 8-12
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: € 90,- per 30 pupils (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously)

                

THUMPING BEATS FROM AFRICA

Workshop

African dance is much more than simply moving to music. In Africa people use dance to contact gods and ancestors, and to tell stories. They dance at parties and funerals, and also just for fun. Energetic music dance teacher Regilio Sedoc will take you to hot, colourful Africa. The workshop focuses not only on physical coordination, but also on collaboration and group dynamics. This workshop can best be booked in combination with the Trip to Africa guided tour.

  • Age group:  8-12
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: € 90,- per 30 pupils (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously

SECONDARY


FAITH IN THE WORLD

Guided tour and assignments

This programme introduces students to Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. What are the similarities and differences between them? Important gods, prophets, rituals and pilgrimages are all explored on this interactive tour with team assignments. This programme can be combined with the See & Draw Buddha workshop.

  • Age group: 12-18
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Price: € 70,- per 15 students (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously)

GUIDED TOUR

Come to the museum and travel to a host of different countries and regions, including Africa, Japan, Indonesia and Oceania. Special thematic tours are also available, on the theme of religion or rituals, for example. A museum teacher will recount extraordinary stories about unique objects. Students have the opportunity to look, listen, ask questions and discuss. A guided tour can be combined with a workshop.

  • Age group: 12-18
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: € 45,- per 15 students (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously)  

 


CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

Workshop

Chinese calligraphy involves more than just your hands. Good posture is also essential for a good result. At this workshop students learn to write a number of characters and what they mean, plus some interesting facts about Chinese calligraphy. This workshop can best be booked in combination with the Trip to Asia guided tour.

  • Age group: 12-18
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: € 90,- per 30 students (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously)

DO THE HAKA

Workshop

The impressive Haka is a war dance performed by the original inhabitants of New Zealand, the Maoris. It is a combination of chanting and dancing. Even the national rugby team, the All Blacks, perform a Haka before every match, to strike fear into the hearts of their opponents. The stamping feet, rolling eyes and protruding tongues make this a scary spectacle. At this workshop, students learn exactly how it is danced and what words are chanted. This workshop can best be booked in combination with the Trip to Oceania guided tour.

  • Age group: 12-18
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Price: € 90,- per 30 students (several groups can be accommodated simultaneously)

Please contact us if you are interested in any of our other workshops, including: Chinese calligraphy, Bollywood dance, The Rhythm of the Djembe, Do the Haka, Capoeira Battle, Beautiful Moves from Bali, or Clear Sounds from Bali.