An interactive exhibition for children and families will be held at the North Clondalkin Library this Saturday, writes Kim O’Leary.
The Interactive Museum of Languages for Young Audiences (IMLYA) is a touring interactive exhibition for primary school children. It is a space for the creation of stories and play with language-based sculptures based on artifacts, signs, pictographs, and alphabets.
As part of Cruinniú na nÓg, IMLYA will be in place at the North Clondalkin Library all day Saturday 12 June from 10 am to 4pm. It is a free of entry event to members of the public.
The museum consists of a range of sculptures all of which are interactive pieces that encourage children to play with elements of language. The exhibition features the work of artist Tomasz Madajczak who has worked with art and education for about 15 years, facilitating art workshops for children, teenagers and adults. The IMLYA exhibition will include:
- A storytelling well/tree that will allow children to scan other artifacts from surrounding sculptural pieces to reveal stories from cultures and their languages, shown via video.
- A tunnel in which children can walk through languages and alphabets
- A space to play clay plates and the ancient languages of Persia
- A sculpture where children can play with the basics of the knotted language of Inkas
- Experience of calligraphy – the origin of Chinese writing
- Wooden puzzles which will allow children to learn about words describing colours in Irish
For more information visit their website Museum of Languages for Young Audiences – Mother Tongues