Mémoire et processus de création (“Memory and creative process”)

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
    Institution URL: www.mahj.org
  • Format:

  • 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, Human rights/discrimination, The Holocaust and/or other genocides
  • Core activities:

    Group work, Group discussion, Creative activity, Testimonial

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
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Second World War, Holocaust, Memorial monument.
  • Materials used:

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

    Artistic ephemeral installation
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    Visit of the permanent collection and specially the site specific work of Christian Boltanski "Les Habitants de l'hôtel de Saint-Aignan en 1939", 1998. Artistic workshop: the students make themselves an ephemeral installation on remembrance following the example of Boltanski, using different materials (photographs, written text, objects etc.).
  • 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?:

  • If yes, which type?:

    Remembrance, history, or museum education

Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    A critical understanding of history and historical sources, the importance of remembrance.
  • Indicators of success:

    Repeat demand, interactive pedagogical method.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Raffaella Russo-Ricci
    Email address: raffaella.ricci@mahj.org


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:

    Understanding how artists are using historical sources to create art, understanding how artist create remembrance art works, understanding how teachers can teach history using different artistic approaches.
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

  • Other comments or details: