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The Bodmer Foundation and Graines de Paix Unite to Create an Interactive Exhibition

Graines de Paix, in partnership with the Bodmer Foundation, has created an interactive trail of discovery for children from ages 8-12 as part of the temporary exhibition 'War and Peace'. The exhibition runs from the 5th of October 2019 until the 1st of March 2020, at the Bodmer Foundation in Geneva.

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Every Thursday morning for schools

A Saturday per month for families

 

Graines de Paix, in partnership with the Bodmer Foundation, has created an interactive trail of discovery for children from ages 8-12 as part of the temporary exhibition 'War and Peace'. The exhibition runs from the 5th of October 2019 until the 1st of March 2020, at the Bodmer Foundation in Geneva.

The Bodmer Foundation

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Bodmer Foundation is home to a fascinating collection of rare books, papyrus and manuscripts. This Autumn, this prestigious museum and library will host a new temporary exhibition called War and Peace, in partnership with the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Through a compilation of literary works, propaganda posters, photographs, engravings and archival documents, the exhibition War and Peace aims to open the eyes of visitors to the perpetual dialogue between man's antagonistic nature and his simultaneous profound desire for peace.

A playful discovery for 8-12 year-olds

From October to March, hundreds of students from the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France can discover this exhibition via the activities created by Graines de Paix.

 

Over the course of 45 minutes, they will be led through the exhibition by a Graines de Paix guide. A small leaflet will be given to each student which will help them understand the material in a playful manner, adapted to their age.

 

After that, for another 45 minutes, the students will participate in an activity from the collection 'Growing up in Peace', developed by Graines de Paix and adapted to the context of this exhibition: In the penguins’ skin with the activity ‘Together On The Iceberg’, the 8-10 year-olds can question the current sources of societal and state conflicts such as having to share a common space which seems to be shrinking like a sinking iceberg due to migration flows. The activity ‘Become a Super-Hero of Peace’ provides the children with the keys to solve these issues in terms of expression; diplomacy being a central part of the dialogue to prevent conflict. Ten to twelve-year-olds can hone their critical thinking by reflecting on the idea of “group influence” with the activity ‘Group Station’. They can also ponder over the notion of 'foreigner' and 'world citizen' with the activity ‘We are All Foreigners’.

 

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