Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete in Rethimno


Pupils from High School of Gazi visit the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete in Rethimno within the Erasmus + Programme (KA2).

Twenty-five pupils from High School of Gazi attended a museum educational programme about the issue of refugees and immigrants. The event took place on Friday 16th December, 2016 in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete in Rethimno. The pupils had the opportunity to take part in experiential activities organized in the Museum aiming at stimulating their feelings as well as to understand how current social situation, such as immigration, are pointed out through contemporary art.

They also visited the exhibition “The body and other small tales” which is being hosted under the cooperation network between the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete and the Macedonian Centre of Contemporary Art. After the visit the pupils experienced for the first time the technique of performance which uses the human body as the means for the creation of a work of art. All the pupils were intrigued and excited after the workshop in the museum. One of our pupil, Phoebe Lappa, commented: “This educational trip was a great experience. We learnt lots of things about the refugees and how all of this which is happening around us affects our lives but also inspires artists to draw or make amazing masterpieces. We played different games and saw videos that made us think about how we would feel if we were in their place. I really enjoyed this excursion and I believe I learnt new things from it”

The visit in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete took place within the ERASMUS+, Action KA2, Programme under the title “Omnes cives mundi sumus” in cooperation with schools in Germany, Italy, Austria and Holland. In this programme the issue of immigration and fleeing is addressed through art and ancient texts.

We would like to give a warm thanking to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Art Director Mrs Marangou Maria, the head of Educational Section Mr Christides Costas, the museum educator Mrs Troulli Sofia and the Municipality of Rethymno for the approval of cooperation proposal with our school and the unique experience offered to our pupils.