Third edition of Heritage Weeks brings Flemish cultural heritage to schools

This year's edition of Heritage Weeks will focus on schools in Flanders and Brussels. From 15 to 26 April, museums, archives, heritage libraries and other organisations will present themselves to primary and secondary school pupils.

During the Heritage Weeks, more than 100 museum directors, curators and other staff will give lessons to pupils, to demonstrate the links between heritage and various school subjects.

"Heritage stories are linked to many more school subjects than just history or art"

"Heritage stories are linked to many more school subjects than just history or art," says FARO, the Flemish support centre for cultural heritage, which organises the Heritage Weeks, in a press release.

Thousands of pupils will discover how "special, close and diverse" cultural heritage is, and will meet people who work in the field, inluding art historians, researchers, archivists and communication officers.

The lessons will cover a wide range of topics, from current issues such as social media, transgressive behaviour and LGBTI-related themes, to Rubens and the traditions of older generations. The full programme can be found on the CultuurKuur website.

In the middle of Heritage Weeks, on Sunday 21 April, is Heritage Day, with more than 900 free activities taking place throughout Flanders and Brussels. This year's theme is Home.



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