Want to learn to look at architecture in more detail? Then set off on a fun visit of the exhibitions! Children find it much easier with this booklet, created by Anaïs Vaugelade, author and illustrator. Don’t forget to ask for one in the Salon. It’s free!
The travelling children’s salon
At weekends, itinerant tour guides make their way through the exhibition galleries to meet with younger visitors, offering advice on how best to visit the museum, a booklet and games about the artworks. Tales directly inspired by the works of art that inhabit the Bourse de Commerce are proposed by the mediation team to accompanied children :
Une souris au musée (a mouse in the museum) for 2- to 4-year-olds
A very curious little mouse has lost her way in the Bourse de Commerce. Amazed by everything that she sees around her, she is left… speechless! What’s going on in this huge space? What are all these materials and all these forms? The little mouse has so many questions. Brought to life by a mediator, the story of this smallest of visitors will guide kids and grown-ups as they discover the works presented by the Bourse de Commerce.
Le voyage de Martin (Martin's journey) for 5- to 7-year-olds
Martin is a little boy who has been living for more than a century in the large painting that adorns the museum dome. One day, he decides to escape from it so that he can finally discover the world of today. And so begins a surprising journey... punctuated by the works of art he will encounter on his way.
Imagined alongside the exhibitions and the programmes of the Bourse de Commerce and led by mediator-guides or by guest artists, these workshops invite young visitors to train their eye and sharpen their sensibility for contemporary creativity.
The activitiy is conducted in French, without parents - they can visit the museum by booking an exhibitions ticket. The Bourse de Commerce reserves the right not to accept a child if his/her age is incompatible with the workshop, so please take into account the age range indicated.
La visite-atelier décalée (The offbeat visit-workshop) (1.5 hours)
For 5- to 7-year-olds. Saturdays (and every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday during the school holidays), at 3pm. All Sundays from 19 January to 14 February.
This offbeat tour-workshop takes a look at artists who reuse everday objects in their work, including recyclable materials and waste items salvaged from the street. Upcycled and put to use in something other than their original function, these materials question the symbolic charge that they contain, as well as history, politics and the ecological issues of our time. Accompanied by a guide, children are invited to let their imagination run wild by working with salvaged materials, assembling them together and giving them a second lease of life.
Booking required. Price: 12€
La visite-atelier Les milles et un visages de la Bourse de Commerce (The many faces of the Bourse de Commerce visit-workshop) (1.5 hours)
For 8- to 12-year-olds. Saturday (and every Monday, Thursday and Saturday during the school holidays), at 3pm. All Saturdays from 19 January to 14 February.
Long closed off and hidden from public view, the remarkable and unique architecture of the Bourse de Commerce can now be rediscovered. Accompanied by a mediator, children are invited to study the architecture of the museum, with all its curves and its forms, and to learn how to understand space through observation and through emotion. Using the architectural elements discussed during their visit, each child is then invited to imagine a collage that will give form to the face of the Bourse de Commerce.
Booking required. Price: 12€
Le grand cache-cache (The big hide-and-seek) (1 hour)
For 5- to 12-year-olds (accompanied by parent or guardian). Every Sunday at 11:15am.
The great hide and seek unmasks the sculptures in the museum! Is a sculpture always made of stone, or is it heavy? Can an object become a sculpture? Would a character who is neither famous nor legendary also have the privilege of having a statue of him or her? Accompanied by a mediator, children and adults visit the museum together and discover the multitude of forms, materials and histories of the sculptures presented.
Booking required. Price: entrance ticket + 5€ per participants (children and adults).