The Education Service 2017-09-25T16:03:20+02:00

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THE EDUCATION SERVICE

The funeral carriages collection and the associated educational space allow us to offer an in-depth vision of the artistic value of the carriages. Using the latest innovative technologies, students can learn the meaning behind the rich and varied funeral symbols displayed on the vehicles. In addition, we show and explain how the city evolved and developed throughout the 19th and 20th century, and discuss what this meant on a cultural level for the majority of Barcelona society.

We also aim to treat death as an entirely natural thing. We therefore offer a brief visit to the cemetery and discuss death in relation to the different rituals and carriages contained within the collection. It is dealt with throughout the visit with the aim of understanding how funeral rituals have evolved over the years.

Based on educational materials, classified by school year and designed to correspond to school curriculum, we offer a range of different activities which, by way of an interactive tour of the 6 areas into which the carriages are divided, provides the students which an enriching and enlightening vision of the collection as a whole.

Primary

Guided tour of the museum by way of an age-appropriate story to reveal the collection and explain the different elements that led to the transformation of Barcelona and the changes to transportation. We also visit the cemetery and the tomb of Santiago Rusiñol where we work with the new interactive tools and promote respect and appreciation for the historical value of our cultural heritage.

Duration: approximately 1.5 hours.

Secondary

Using an experience-based methodology and direct experimentation, students can learn through carrying out a range of group activities across the museum’s 6 spaces. There is a “treasure hunt” to relate the practical activities with the most relevant historical concepts, providing an enlightening vision of the different societies and how they were organised. Throughout the visit, death is dealt with in a natural way, and we work to promote understanding and appreciation of artistic and cultural heritage.

Duration: approximately 2 hours.

Sixth form

Sixth form students will be involved in a role play where they will assume the role of a specific person from the period and act according to that person’s personality, motivations and objectives. This enables the students to assimilate more theoretical and in-depth information than that designed for secondary students, in a dynamic and entertaining manner.

Duration: approximately 2 hours.