The MAK Schools Program offers guided tours, workshops and the MAK School Service, customized by age groups and for all school types named below.
The MAK School Program is aimed at children and young adults aged between 6 and 18. We cater to the individual needs of the youngest as well as to the prior knowledge and fields of interest of the older participants.
The aim of our art education program is to arouse and foster interest: We try to adapt our program to suit the participants needs and wishes. Dialogue is key: questions are welcome and knowledge should be imparted in a fun way. Over a period of 60 or 90 minutes, the participants gain an intensive insight into the topic at hand. It is also possible to combine various subject areas. Each tour can also be combined with one of our workshops.
Workshops are an important feature of our art education program. Touching things is not usually permitted in the museumthis purely visual or verbal approach to the exhibits requires a high level of concentration. To make up for that, pupils can realize their ideas and thoughts, as well as creatively following up on their questions and comments in our hands-on, material-oriented, and creative workshops. The workshops offered range from 60 to 120 minutes in length.
Our offer for schools covers dialogue-oriented guided tours with the MAK art education team on the following core themes in the MAK Permanent Collection, in the MAK DESIGN LAB, as well as in our temporary exhibitions.
The Historicism and Art Nouveau Collection on permanent display includes an overview of a hundred years of Thonet furniture production. These and other timeless items of bent wood furniture manifest a creative approach that ingeniously exploits the properties of the material and points to new ways ahead for seating furniture.