EDUCATION AND OUTREACH AT THE BEAD MUSEUM
Bead Museum offers a multicultural, interdisciplinary education/outreach
program as part of its mission to promote the study and public appreciation
of beads and ornaments from ancient, ethnic and contemporary cultures.
School and youth groups in the Museum and off-site have included
students from DC and MD public and private schools; special needs youth
programs, and Girl Scout and Brownie troops from the area.
Programs for adult groups have included professional societies, docents
from The Smithsonian Institutions, bead societies and special interest
Even the casual visitor to the Museum can expect informed answers to
bead questions, docent guidance in viewing exhibits and a wealth of
informational materials. Customized, carefully planned programs
are offered for adult and school/youth groups. For all ages beads and
ornaments provide an attractive, engaging entry into the serious study
of foreign cultures.
interactive tours of the exhibits, supported by background materials
and self-guided activity sheets for the young; opportunities to handle
and examine beads and ornaments and hands-on bead craft projects.
Live Demonstrations by Artists
worked glass bead making, complex cane and mask making in polymer clay
and more both on and off site.
Bead Appreciation Program
Beads from every region of the globe are spread out in a vast, hands-on
display. Interactive discussions with the audience make these
memorable learning experiences. The programs are presented both on and
Community Outreach Program
Bead Museum is an active participant in the Third Thursday and Annual
Arts on Foot events in the Pennsylvania Quarter of Washington DC.
For these occasions as well as for our regular Open Houses and Family
Fun Days, a multitude of interesting learning activities for all ages
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