Learning at EMST is facilitated through participation and experiential pedagogical methods, aiming at both the active approach to and aesthetic appreciation of works of art, as well as the freedom of self-expression, the cultivation of critical and creative thinking, the promotion of meaningful communication and deeper understanding.
The Learning Department of EMST creates and implements Learning Programs, Participatory Projects and Learning Resources, specifically adapted to the interests and needs of each target group.
More specifically, it welcomes pupils of all educational levels, university students, families, special/vulnerable groups, elderly groups and the general public with the aim of:
- Bringing into contact with and helping familiarize the wider public with the EMST collection and contemporary art (Greek and international).
- Attracting visitors with different social and demographic backgrounds, as well as maintaining the interest of its regular visitors.
- Further expanding the existing collaborations of EMST with educational, cultural, social, etc. institutions within Greece and abroad.
- Promoting research in museum education, museum pedagogical practices and non-formal education through the implementation and presentation of original and pilot activities.
- Utilizing art and culture to cultivate empathy, promote social inclusion, respect for diversity, intercultural dialog, peaceful coexistence and other humanitarian values.
- Promoting life-long learning and a universal experience in art and the Museum visit.
- Bringing forth new interpretations of the works of the EMST collection with the active participation of the public.
Through dialog, active participation and artistic expression, the Learning Programs for all educational levels, (Pupils, University Students, Educators), Adults, Families, as well as for Special Groups, aim at contributing to the experiential discovery of and familiarization with concepts of contemporary art as presented through the artworks of the EMST collection.
Acknowledging its social role and the need to respond to the specific requirements of different target groups, EMST designs and implements Participatory Projects: educational, recreational, experiential, interdisciplinary, and interactive.