Jouw Stad Mijn Stad rondleiding collectie Foto: Jurgen Dorrenboom
Department of the NAI organises programmes for primary, secondary and higher
education as well as activities for children and young people who visit the NAI
outside the framework of a school visit.
The educational programmes of the NAI are aimed at pupils and students in primary, secondary and higher education. The main objective of the programmes is to get children and young people to open their eyes to the world around them. Their own street, the shopping centre, the city – they have all been consciously designed, but not everyone is equally aware of this. What do children and young people themselves think about their surroundings? The educational programmes are partly carried out in the NAI itself, but also outside of the institute. Guides take pupils and students outdoors to open their eyes to the city.
The NAI also organises activities for children and young people who visit the museum outside the framework of a school visit. In the museum they can build or design their own building, or even an entire world, at the Hands-on deck. A unique spot at the heart of the museum, specially designed for visitors who want to try their own hand at architecture. There are children’s workshops (especially during the holidays) which teach them how to make their own scale models, for example. Parties for children can also be organised in the NAI.
Dutch Architecture schools
The NAI is a museum, archive, library and platform. Students in architecture and design are welcome to visit the NAI for research in our library and collection or to participate in debates and other platform activities.
The NAI does not offer courses, programmes or internships for students in design and architecture. Educational programmes such as these are offered at different universities around The Netherlands. For an overview of Dutch product design and architecture schools please refer to the following site:
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For more information about our educational programmes and activities for children and young people, please contact the Education Department at +31 (0)10 440 1321, or use the contact form.