Core features of the practice
Institution name: musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
Institution URL: www.mahj.org
Students, Young people
Cost (per practice):
Antisemitism, Racism, Xenophobia and other prejudices, Human rights/discrimination, Critical thinking
Group work, Group discussion, Image analysis
Additional information about the practice
Number of participants:
Up to 34
Age of target population:
National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students), Race/ethnicity
Topics and objectives:
Deciphering the mechanisms of upcoming and diffusion of negative representations of the Other, focusing on antisemitism and racism, engaging with Jewish history.
Material culture, i.e., physical object or setting, Audiovisual material
Sequence of activities - methodology:
1. Welcome session: defining the meaning of "prejudice" and "stereotype" through different games. 2. Guided tour of the museum focusing on the representation of Jews through history. 3. Workshop: deciphering stereotypes through racist representation in contemporary art. Three contemporary photographic works are analyzed using an analysis sheet.
Length of activity:
Up to 5 hours
Is the activity digital?:
Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:
Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:
If yes, which type?:
Remembrance, history, or museum education
Components of the practice
Accessibility and replicability
Has this practice been evaluated?
Core content knowledge and transferable skills:
A critical approach of racist representations, the ability to evaluate a stereotyped representation, the fight against discrimination.
Indicators of success:
Repeat demand, interactive pedagogical method.
Educational coordinator contact details:
Name: Raffaella Russo-Ricci
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.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:
Subject expertise of presenter/instructor
Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:
The project is an excellent tool to deal with central civics questions such as the fight against discrimination, racism and antisemitism. It has to be included in a larger pedagogical program by the teacher.
Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):
Online (www.mahj.org) educational package (French, PDF).
Other comments or details:
The project received the Best Practice Commendation of the Committee for Education and Cultural Action of the International Coucil of Museums CECA-ICOM in 2015.