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Male visitor looks at work by Frans Post.
Guided tour

Traces of Slavery

A conversation on art and colonialism

Date

On request

Location

Frans Hals Museum

Price

€200 per workshop (max. 30 pupils, or €100 if max. 15 pupils)

Audience

Primary education

PROGRAMME AVAILABLE FROM THE 2024–2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Did you know that a very different story is hiding behind the splendour of 17th-century paintings? The story of slavery and colonialism.

During this guided tour, the children will discuss this topic based on the collection’s masterpieces, including the Frans Hals civic guard portraits. An experienced museum teacher will guide the conversation using various interactive tasks and interview techniques. What can we learn from the past? How do we handle topics such as racism, exclusion and discrimination today? Learn more about this period in the history of the Netherlands by thinking about yourself and others.

This programme aims to help primary school pupils aged 10 and up address our slavery past and to reflect on their own perspective in relation to that of others.

Time 60 minutes

Ties in with kerndoelen 37, 38, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56

Male visitor looks at work by Frans Post.

FRANS HALS MUSEUM

Groot Heiligland 62, Haarlem


Open Tuesday – Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM

HAL

Grote Markt 16, Haarlem


Temporary modern and contemporary art exhibition

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