Funds set aside for museum and schools co-operation

9 million kroner set aside

The Culture Ministry has announced it will set aside 9 million kroner to support the strategic development and new activities involving school children at 39 museums in Denmark.

A strengthened co-operation between the schools and museums means that children across the nation will have a better opportunity to embrace culture and absorb knowledge.

”The Danish museums offer an important contribution to Denmark's social and cultural development,” Marianne Jelved, the culture minister, said in a press release.

”I am convinced that the museums and schools will co-operate to find new ways to make children and young people active components of our society.”

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Better education
Among the initiatives, the Storm P Museum in Frederiksberg and the art museums in Ribe and Sorø will initiate co-operations with culture schools and public schools, which will strengthen their visual arts education.

In Aarhus, the Woman's Museum and the Museum of Natural History will rethink their sexual education in public schools so that students will be given new opportunities to converse about a difficult subject.

Furthermore, 12 museums, 12 municipalities and 12 schools have joined forces across Denmark to develop models where the museums will play a role in the public school reform.





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