Heritage? It’s child’s play!

Heritage? It’s child’s play!

For the past 10 years, the Classes du Patrimoine & de la Citoyenneté/Erfgoedklassen & Burgerschap (Heritage & Citizenship Classes) have been organising open days to raise young people’s awareness  of the heritage of their neighbourhood and the historic heritage of Brussels.

To teach people how to look at, understand and appreciate what our environment tells us, the Heritage Classes have sought to diversify teaching approaches. They are now sharing this experience through an active and fun exhibition entitled Heritage? It’s child’s play!

The young and not-so-young alike are invited to  participate in the discovery of Brussels’s heritage, a theme that the exhibition addresses in all its facets. The activities involve: reading and comparing historical maps; observing façades to understand their composition, style and function;  studying the layout of the vegetation in the city’s green spaces and discovering the rich symbolism to be found in its cemeteries. Of course, let’s not forget the traditional techniques that punctuate our region’s streets with small, precious examples  of expertise.

Exhibition with free admission from 7 September to 21 November 2018, every day from 10h00 to 18h00, in the mezzanine of Les Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, Place Saint-Géry/Sint-Goriksplein, Brussels.

School visits, only by advance booking and also free of charge, can be scheduled via the website www.classesdupatrimoine.brussels.

Organisation: Heritage & Citizenship Classes, with the support of the Brussels-Capital Region.