CVAR is providing educational programs and activities for students in both primary and secondary school in English, for the year 2018 - 2019. The basic purpose of the educational programs of CVAR is to transform the museum visit into a pleasant experience for the participants, involving them in the educational procedure, mainly through an experiential approach towards the selected subjects.

The educational programs are conducted by the museum educators and experienced collaborators, with specific objectives:

  • To encourage the children to get to know the history, the culture and the socio-political history of our country
  • To cultivate understanding and respect towards the mutual cultural heritage of all Cypriots
  • To constitute an action field for the peaceful co-existence and problem solving of the people of Cyprus
  • To promote the importance of the visual arts in children’s education
  • To present and interpret the art works and the experience of artists of international rage who had visited Cyprus as well as their opinions on Cypriots
  • To feel comfortable in the Museum space and have a pleasant time

 

“Travelling in Cyprus” (grades 3-4)

The children get on board on an imaginary 19th century ship and travel to Cyprus as exploring travellers, artists, archaeologists and physiologists, while later they travel through time with an imaginary plane and arrive to the island as casual visitors…The programme is designed for third and fourth graders and approaches Cyprus as a travel destination from the time that European travellers systematically visit the island in early 19th century as part of the Grand Tour, towards the beginning of organized casual tourism around the end of the British colonization.

Admission free

Duration: 1 hour και 15 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

*approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture

 

“Cyprus in the Ottoman era” (grades 5-6)

The programme deals with the social life and the material culture of Cyprus during the Ottoman Period (1571-1878 AD). Through the programme, the children have the opportunity to explore, understand and evaluate different aspects of the Ottoman Period in Cyprus and detect some of them in the present era.

Admission free

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Suggested number: 20-25 children

*approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture

 

“Nicosia: with a hat and a pencil” (grades 1-6)

An educational programme designed for all primary school grades. It starts inside the Museum where the children get to know the traveller artist Tessa Henderson and her sketches. Then the children become traveller artists themselves and equipped with hats and pencils make a tour around the Museum’s neighbourhood where they get to know the old city of Nicosia, stepping on the same streets as Tessa…

Admission free

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Suggested number: 15-20 children

 

“Treasure Hunt” (primary school, high school)

A game of observation and imagination in the rooms of the Museum! The children are given a list of hints and with them they try to spot paintings and other objects in the Museum, unwrapping various stories with the intervention of the museum educator. Is addressed to children of all grades and it could be adjusted regarding the topic or the historical period upon the request of the teachers.

Admission free

Duration: 1 hour

Suggested number: 20-25 children

 

Thematic tours (high school, lyceum)

Interactive tours around the museum with active dialogue and interesting stories. The tours could be adjusted regarding the topic and the historical period upon the request of the teachers.

Admission free

Duration: 1 hour

Suggested number: 20-25 children

 

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*The educational programs “Travellers - Tourists” and “Cyprus under Ottoman rule” were formulated on a volunteer bases by the educators: Eleni Anastasiou, Revekka Angelidou, Zografia Kakarineli, Chrystalla Mina and Despo Pasia.