WHY VISIT THE GOD(S): A USER’S GUIDE EXHIBITION?

 

The exhibition takes students on a real journey through religions. It covers the diversity of religious practices today, defending the viewpoint of secularism in modern society.

It immerses them in a societal phenomenon, the multiple ramifications of which have and will have a decisive impact on our civilisation.

 

AN EXPLORATION RICH IN LEARNING

The exhibition is organised around a dozen or so themes (divinities, worship, the beyond etc.) which students can explore through a visit lasting approximately 1.5 hours.

Valuable museum artefacts and humble everyday objects, photos, testimonials, interactive devices, music and art installations... everything that modern museums have to offer has been brought together to explore the religious experience, in its universal (its questions) and specific sense (its many practices).

A 20-minute play entitled In the beginning tackles the theme of “conflicts,and coexistence and secularism”. This original medium helps us understand and put into perspective the question of violence and religious coexistence. The play is performed by actors four times a day.

As children under ten may have some difficulty understanding the play, an alternative educational trail covering contemporary artworks is included in the education pack.

The exhibition covers many subjects studied by students from the age of ten upwards.

Religious education, citizenship education, French, literature and theatre, history and the history of religions, the history of art, geography, the visual arts, fine arts, performing arts, music and English... all these subjects and approaches are dealt with in the exhibition.

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

We suggest you take part in exploratory 45-minute visits led by people who have been involved in designing the exhibition.

The visit is free but you must register by email at: guide@expo-dieux.ch 

Please specify the date required plus your full name and the name of the school.

Date proposed:

Saturday, Decembre 14th, 2019

 

You will be given the exhibition catalogue at the exploratory visit. You can also download the education pack here: IN FRENCH

1. Guide for teachers and support staff - introduction

2. Guide for teachers and support staff - activities before the visit

3. Pupil pack: visit questionnaire for 10-14 year-olds

4.Pupil pack: visit questionnaire for 14 years and over

5. Guide for teachers and support staff - activities after the visit

6. Exhibition plan

> Information for the Geneva DIP <

For teachers at the Geneva Department of Public Education, please refer to the information and documentation distributed internally.  

 

PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW FOR ALL SCHOOLS

Compulsory booking by email at ecole@expo-dieux.ch at the latest 3 days before your visit using the form below. 

Download class visit registration form

Class visit registration form online