MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Information for schools

The mudac’s exhibitions frequently address social issues, which make it very popular with schools. In recent years, subjects have included security with Safe and Sound, reading in What Will We Be Reading?, plastic bags and their impact on the environment in Would You Like A Bag With That?, time and ways of displaying it in Telling Time, the sense of touch in Touch, and many others. New activities are offered regularly.

Upcoming exhibitions: Blow Firozabad Bangles and Out of the Ordinary
The exhibition by French artist François Daireaux, Blow Firozabad Bangles, where the artist transforms thousands of mass-made objects into unique sculptures, address major social issues such as mass production, globalisation, the disappearance of skills and traditions in Europe and working conditions of Indian workers, in poetic as well as documentary ways. The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to examine these issues with pupils and students, to make them discover the life of workers across the world and to discover how an artist can get involved and respond to these issues.

Out of the Ordinary presents the work of Studio Wieki Somers, a furniture designers’ duo who take their inspiration from other cultures, notably Japanese samourai culture, and from 21st-century climate change. This exhibition is thus an opportunity to address how designers respond to current events and take their inspiration for their own work.

The special activities for pupils and students for both exhibition will be announced online shortly.

Guided visits on request
Guided tours adapted to the age and cursus of the pupils can be organised on request. They are charged 50.- per visit per class. Guided tours can be organised during the museum’s opening hours (Tu-Su 11.00-18.00) or possibly, on request, on Mondays or before 11.00 (except on weekends).
we kindly ask you to send your request as soon as possible but at least 10 days before the day you wish to visit at 021 315 25 30 or inscription@mudac.ch

Free visits
Visits guided by the teacher are possible during the opening hours of the museum. Admission is free for classes. We kindly request you to announce your visit at least two weeks in advance at 021 315 25 30 or inscription@mudac.ch

Useful information:
Guided tours can be booked in French, English, German and Spanish upon request and depending on availability of the mudac’s team.
Teachers can download press kits and request a guided tour in preparation for their visit.
The 
mudac is accessible to visitors with reduced mobility, with the exception of two rooms on the 2nd floor (glass art collection). The lift dimensions are 90 cm (door) x 210 cm (length).

For further information:
Do not hesitate to contact the museum at inscription@mudac.ch or 021 315 25 30

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