Art education at the mudac

Accompanying its programme of temporary exhibitions, the mudac offers a series of activities for children and families, conceived to discover design and the applied arts in a playful way. The activities are led by the mudac's art education team or invited designers, such as ceramists or jewellery designers for instance.

During the exhibition Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure, not recommended for children under 16, the workshops are for adults only. You cand find the programme of activities here.

All activities are open to children with disabilities. Do not hesitate to call the museum on 021 315 25 30 for any further information.

If you wish to receive regularly our invitations and information regarding the children activities, register on 021 315 25 30 or

Workshop: Concerto for objects!

Knocking on boxes, tinkling on porcelain with your fingernails or pouring water from jugs, compose a concerto for objects with the help of nepalese singing bowls!

A musical workshop proposed by Daniela Tschannen, musician and teacher.

This workshop is proposed on the occasion of the exhibition A la fortune du pot, presenting boxes, vases, pots, bowls and other Ancient recipients from China and Nepal from the Jacques-Edouard Berger collection.

For children aged 5-8

Saturday 23 May 2015 from 15.00 to 16.00
Sunday 24 May 2015 from 15.00 to 16.00
Wednesday 27 May 2015 from 15.00 to 16.00

Price: 10.- per participant

Reservation essential: 021 315 25 30 or

  • Caption:
    Illustration by Anaëlle Clot

Workshop: What time is it?

Fashion your own Swiss Brain Clock, a special clock with two mobile faces that shakes up your habits!

With Mario Wüthrich, its inventor.

Family workshop

Saturday 30 Mai from 14.00 to 17.00

Sunday 13 September from 14.00 to 17.00

Price: 15.-

Reservation essential: 021 315 25 30 or

  • Caption:
    Illustration by Anaëlle Clot

Workshop: Remaing time and passing time

Why is a day divided in 24 hours rather than 10 longer hours? Or 100 shorter hours? Learn where this convention comes from and discover alternative clocks; then propose your own way of dividing the day.

For children aged 8-13

Wednesday 17 June from 14.00 to 16.00

Saturday 12 September from 14.00 to 16.00

Wednesday 16 September from 14.00 to 16.00

Price: 10.-

Reservation essential: 021 315 25 30 or