Holidays in Museums, Outreach Program

Institute of National Museums of Rwanda in partnership with secondary schools and private artists.
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:
  • To raise awareness of Rwandans in general and youth in particular to visit museums, acquire first hand experiences and knowledge about national cultural and natural heritage;

  • To boost Rwandan youth creativity and innovation in their artistic talents based on their culture and history;

  • Educate Rwandan youth on their cultural and natural heritage;

  • To disseminate national cultural values and best practices;

  • To provide the youth with basic skills on cultural values so they can positively shape behaviors;

  • To collect public impressions and factual data about how INMR performs its services and delivers its products for improving public understand about the past in creating better citizens for the growth of our nation;

  • To collaborate with parents for education of their children during holidays period.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Nature de la mesure:
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:
  • Training and competitions basic techniques on composing poems, fashion, beading, drumming, milk churning, traditional dances and traditional sports basic techniques, drawing, post cards designing and making.

  • -Access to Museums’ mobile collections/ objects as well as a chance to meet different artists invited by the Museums.

  • Schools or communities are selected considering those that are geographically isolated in first place. The staff reaches them on to their specific schools or cooperatives and sometimes, INMR facilitate them to visit museums and encourage them to join competitions organised by INMR.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:
  • In 2015, INMR welcomed 120 young people between 10 and 15 years old at the Presidential Palace Museum as part of Holidays in Museums,

  • In 2015, Museums reached 3 secondary schools in western province and 3 plus secondary schools in eastern provinces.

  • In 2016, Museum’s team went to four schools in Kigali plus University of Rwanda reaching out 5800 students and 82 teachers.

  • 6 INMR staff are involved in the outreach program, 10 volunteers and one artist

  • Every two years, the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda organises competitions at the national Art Gallery, where artist from all corners in Rwanda participate and present their artworks based on a given theme. The best artworks are purchased by the Museum and exhibited at the National Art Gallery in Nyanza.

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

Government budget: 3 million Rwandan francs