The Fiji Museum not only serves as a repository of cultural objects and artifacts but as a research and educational institution with a mission to foster learning and appreciation of Fijian history and heritage.
Exploring the knowledge and skills associated with the creation of some of these objects fosters and acknowledges the fact that museums are also “living” institutions.
Aligned to this idea, and after a lapse of two years, the Fiji Museum is organizing its first ever school holiday program for interested students from Year 7 – 13 only during this first week of Term 1, 2018.
The program involves practitioners specializing in the following areas:
(a) Basic pottery making
(b) Basic masi making
(c) Basic weaving
(d) Basic visual arts (drawing)
The practitioners are all registered artists and artisans with the Fiji Arts Council and the underpinning objective of the workshop is to create a culture of “appreciation” and the need to promote our traditional artisans. Similarly, there is the urgent need to provide a space so as to facilitate the transmission of the knowledge and skills to younger generation by our art practitioners.
The program which will spread for four days from today to Friday and will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.
This is a free-entry initiative for students who wish to enter into the above school category and will be on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. Students will be allowed to choose only one form of art for the entire 4 day program.
A certificate of participation will be given to students at the end of the 4-day program after the students have displayed that they have meritoriously achieved full-student learning package provided by each practitioner.