KIDS MUSEUM OF GLASS IN SHANGHAI
The coolest place to get smart!
On January 18, 2015, China sees the opening of its first kids design experience: the Kids Museum of Glass.
Children can explore their creativity in the former workshop that is converted into a space that hosts an Exhibition, a DIY Workshop, two Cafés, a Gift Shop and a Party Space.
The idea and design of the museum are by Tilman Thürmer, founder and ceo of Coordination Asia, and combines art, design, performances, films and games in a creative, interactive and educational environment. The 2,000 sqm space is designed for children in the age of 4-10 to learn about the basics of glass in a playful and fun way.
The exhibition is built up as a ‘glass city’ , and consists of themed different units which remember places like: the beach, the circus and the factory.
Children are confronted with snack-sized information while playing and exploring the topic of glass independently.
Easy to use multi-media installations tempt children to touch and play: simple actions and gestures allow them to discover for example how lightning can create glass, how a glass prism works or what smart glass is.
In between playing and learning, children can relax and watch a film in the integrated Fire Theater or Up-Cycling Theater. Creative kids can also practice their sketching skills by drawing an art piece on the spot in one of the ‘Draw Me’ installations.
A playground, an art space, a second classroom and an event venue: altogether, the Kids Museum of Glass is a multifunctional and exciting new experience, which aims to become the new cultural destination for families with children in Shanghai and beyond.
Photo credits: Coordination Asia Ltd.
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Text by Giacomo Cristaldi