A visit to the CIVA's collections is the perfect opportunity for school groups to get to know the archives, to work with them as real researchers and archivists, to learn about their preservation and to immerse themselves in the history of Brussels architecture and its landscape.
The content and teaching material are adapted to the age of the students.
5th grade - 2nd secondary:
Through a guided tour of CIVA's reserves, pupils discover the different types of housing in Brussels using original plans, models and photographs. Villas, apartment buildings, terraced houses, garden areas but also pieces of furniture tell a lot about the way people lived, live and will live in the city.
3rd to 6th grade:
During the guided tour, pupils discover the collections in a transversal manner and are given an unprecedented overview of Brussels architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries. Through a selection of different types of archives - original plans, models, furniture, etc. - the visit enables the pupils to find out about the history of Brussels architecture. - during the visit, you will find out what vision architects had and how they contributed to the production of the city. At the same time, the pupils will be able to make constant links with the history lessons they receive at school.
The capacity for a visit to the archives is limited to 15 pupils. If you combine it with a visit to the Kinderstad exhibition or with a workshop, a full class can be split into two groups!
After analysing the archive documents, each pupil sets to work himself. He thinks up a house in a certain context and makes the plans himself, on different types of paper and using different techniques.
Maximum number of participants: 15
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Behind the scenes of CIVA
Location: Rue de l'Ermitage, 1050 Ixelles