Cultures en partage (“Shared Cultures”)

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Workshop, Guided tour, Exhibition
  • Target population:

    Students, Young people
  • Cost (per practice):

    51-100 euros
  • Setting:

    Your institution
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Racism, Human rights/discrimination
  • Core activities:

    Group discussion, Creative activity

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    Up to 34
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students), Race/ethnicity, People with disabilities, Educationally and socially disadvantaged groups:, Centres éducatifs fermés
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Learning about similarities and differences between Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. Giving historical and geographical tools for understanding. Using art to show bridges and interactions between the three communities.
  • Materials used:

    Written or other published material, Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting, Craft supplies
  • Material produced:

    Artistic creation on embossed metal
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    Introductory games present characters and figures common to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Second sequence gives historical and geographical backgrounds, students recreate a timeline. A visit through the museum uses artefacts to develop common points and specificities of the 3 monotheisms and their mutual influences. A conclusive artistic activity allows the students to create a common symbol on embossed metal: i. e a hamsa or a fish.
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:


Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

    Participants, Informal non-participant observer, Formal external evaluator
  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback, Formal verbal feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Curiosity and tolerance about others' cultures and religions. Giving teachers tools to work on these topics in class.
  • Indicators of success:

    repeated demands for this activity and a possibility of visiting the Institut du monde arabe as a second sequence. Excellent feedback of teachers and students. We are currently preparing a pedagical toolbox for teachers and students to prepare their visit and follow up of the workshop in the classroom.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Elise Malka
    Email address:


The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.

  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Specific setting
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    Available throughout the year upon request. Workshop and visit is in French. Duration: 2h30
  • Other comments or details: