Academy op Solder
The museum aims to create a 21st century learning environment; a place in which young people can express themselves and are taken seriously, conducting research and learning skills they can use in today’s society. The learning environment is located in the museum’s entrance building. Here we bring past and present together: the atmosphere in the historic house is centuries old, and the entrance building is all about the present day. Here exhibitions and presentations examine the neighbourhood, the city and society today.
In the academy, the museum works together with students and teachers from schools, colleges and universities. Interesting projects are co-created with various courses and studies, which are expressed in exhibitions, also open for museum visitors to view.
Our Lord in the Attic Museum’s youth community, the Voices Community, works on and thinks about activities in the museum. They initiate their own ideas, work every year on their own major art productions, and serve as our ambassadors outside the museum.
These young people come from the Voices of Tolerance secondary school programme, and have volunteered to work longer with the museum. They are following a personal development course for a maximum of two years in which they form their opinions and learn to formulate their ideas. Gradually, they discover their talents and develop skills that can be useful in today’s society. The programme helps them to develop the confidence to take their place in modern society and to contribute to a more tolerant society.
Who are the Voices? Link to voicesoftolerance.nl (Dutch only)
Alliances in the Attic
In co-creation with (mbo) secondary schools we are developing a method to connect (new) heritage, education, art and popular culture together. So-called alliances designed to connect and achieve joint goals: namely to educate young people to live in a free, tolerant society. Each alliance involves the museum and a school course in a particular professional field and a relevant partner from the arts and culture, in the form of a popular role model or an institution. But the students are the focus of each alliance.
We offer them a podium to express themselves outside the confines of their school course, a chance to work at a special place and to integrate the themes of our location in their professional practice.
With this methode we research in what way to make (religious) heritage relevant to popular (sub)cultures and expressions, and vice versa. Can we develop together new insights into the significance of heritage and contemporary expressions by the new, young generation? And which way can the museum contribute in training tomorrow’s professionals?
In 2021, we launched our first alliance together with ROC Amsterdam, on the theme of Fashion Design. See the video below about the alliance of Our Lord in the Attic Museum and ROC Amsterdam.
For more information, or if you have an idea for an alliance: send an email to email@example.com or call +31 (0)20 310 88 88 (available on Monday to Thursday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm).