The travelling children’s salon
In this space, children—and the adults accompanying them—are welcomed by guides. Their mission is to introduce them to a range of tools and resources to help them discover and approach the artworks: games and quizzes, books and lots of advice on how best to visit the exhibitions without a tour guide. The mediation team will offer two tales directly inspired by the works housed in the Bourse de Commerce to children accompanied by a parent or guardian from 30 August on. Adults are requested to participate actively, and particularly to accompany children under the age of 6.
The children’s salon is open and accessible without booking on Wednesdays, on weekends, and every day during school holidays, from 11.30 am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm, subject to the availability of space.
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!
Une souris au musée (a mouse in the museum) (30 min.)
For 2- to 4-year-olds with a parent or guardian, at 11:30am in the Salon des enfants. Free entry subject to space availability.
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.
Une ombre nommée Oma (A shadow called Oma) (30 min.)
For 5- to 8-year-olds with parent or guardian, at 2:30pm in the Salon des enfants. Free entry subject to space availability.
Oma is a cheerful little invisible shadow. Someday, she would love for an artist to create a portrait of her. But there’s one catch: she doesn’t have a face! Oma decides to travel through the Bourse de Commerce searching for one. Only there are so many - which one to choose? This tale follows Oma in her quest to discover her portrait. Told by a mediator, Oma’s story will allow families to discover some of the portraits, drawings, photographs and other mirrors exhibited in the museum.
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, the presence of parents is not required.
La visite-atelier décalée (The offbeat visit-workshop) (1.5 hours)
From 22 September
For 5- to 7-year-olds. Every Wednesday (and every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday during the school holidays), at 3pm.
Portraits – whether full length or bust – close framing, characters who seem lost in their thoughts, blurred faces or piercing gazes: artists have countless means of capturing spectators’ attention and inviting them to enter a fictional world that nonetheless feels very real. Accompanied by a mediator, children are invited to make their way through the museum and to discover the range of different compositions and framings used by artists. Once they have all these images in mind, they will have the chance to draw their own portrait before framing it in the way that best expresses their emotions.
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)
From 18 September
For 8- to 12-year-olds. Every Saturday (and every Monday, Thursday and Saturday during the school holidays), at 3pm.
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€
From 19 September onwards
Le grand cache-cache (The big hide-and-seek) (1 hour)
For children aged 5 and up (accompanied by parent or guardian). Every Sunday at 11:15am.
While some works are neatly hung on walls or carefully placed on plinths, others seem to have taken liberties, with forms, positions and materials that are more than a little surprising! While some might be mistaken for furniture, others are disguised as animals. Mischievous works invited us to solve riddles, while theatrical ones seem to change shape before our very eyes! Accompanied by a mediator, kids and grown-ups make their way through the museum together with a shared mission: to find these surprising works and to discover the multiplicity of artistic forms.
Booking required. Price: entrance ticket + 5€ per participants (children and adults).