Heritage Day makes school28 Apr 2022
Sunday 24 April was Heritage Day: the highlight of the year for cultural heritage in Flanders. And this year the party was extended: we celebrated ‘Heritage Week’ from 25 until 29 April. The theme was our rich school life and history, and we were only too happy to use our platforms to help play our part.
We launched new collections crammed full of our content partners’ audiovisual heritage on The Archive for Education for the occasion. With artinflanders.be, we provided some wonderful images for FARO’s digital tear-off calendar, and we showcased some remarkable school heritage on the hetarchief.be Facebook page.
New heritage collections on The Archive for Education in collaboration with FARO
Especially with our educational platform, there was no way we could let a theme such as school heritage simply pass us by – so we teamed up with FARO, the driving force behind Heritage Day. Teachers can now find eight topical heritage collections with audio and video content on The Archive for Education, specially created for the occasion. These short films and audio clips can be used widely in lessons. Our aim is to put heritage under the spotlight in the classroom and encourage pupils to cherish the heritage around them.
The collections have been put together by Eva Begine (a teacher seconded to FARO) with materials provided by our content partners. The themes of school heritage, heritage in your neighbourhood and heritage in professions are on offer for primary education. And the collections for secondary education focus on the topics of citizenship, historical awareness, ‘Everyone heritages’, Dutch and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
School heritage from our content partners on hetarchief.be
Our content partners’ collections are bursting with heritage. In addition to The Archive for Education (aimed at teachers and secondary school pupils), everyone is free to find information about our content partners’ videos and audio clips at hetarchief.be (link in Dutch). In honour of Heritage Day, we even delved into the online inventory ourselves, looking for historical images and audio about education. We’re already giving you a hint of what’s there in this article, and you can find out even more on the hetarchief.be Facebook page.
Tip: wil je een bepaald fragment graag bekijken of beluisteren, dan kan je het aanvragen bij onze contentpartners via hetarchief.be.
Digital tear-off calendar with image content from artinflanders.be
For Heritage Day, FARO produced the eye-catching digital tear-off calendar, Erfgoed: steengoed! Primary school teachers can use this to give children a playful and accessible taste of cultural heritage. Together with artinflanders.be, we provided some of the images from collections from KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp), Musea Brugge, Ten Duinen Abbey Museum and the Bakkerijmuseum (Bakery Museum) in Veurne, among others.
By the way, did you know that we showcase heritage all year round with artinflanders.be? You can discover thousands of unique heritage objects from numerous Flemish collections there, right from your computer.