Cracking the Image
You don't know what you're seeing

Feb. 2, 2019 – May 19, 2019
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From Saturday 2 February, the Kunsthal Rotterdam in collaboration with Atlas Van Stolk and Onwijs will present the education LAB ‘Cracking the Image. You don’t know what you’re seeing’. A selection of original, miscellaneous images from the Atlas Van Stolk, one of the most important Dutch image collections, will show the influence images have on our daily lives. ‘Fake news’ is commonplace and making, manipulating and distributing images has never been easier. With an interactive approach, ‘Cracking the Image’ will challenge young people to critically look at images, analyse them and investigate the sources they came from. If you look closer, you will see more!

Three interactive tables in the education LAB contain a wide selection of digital images, stimulating the students with questions, research assignments and puzzles. The central question is: “What am I seeing?” 

The main objective is the development of critical skills. After the students have cracked the images, they are given the opportunity to share and discuss their findings in the education LAB. 

To prepare for, and following, a visit to the Kunsthal, the free teaching modules on www.beeldkraken.nl can be used in the classroom. These user-friendly teaching modules are suitable for a variety of subjects, such as Dutch, social studies, history and CKV (cultural and artistic studies). 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN CRACKING THE IMAGE?

Cracking the Image is meant for older primary school pupils and all secondary education students. On average a visit to the education LAB ‘Cracking the Image. You don’t know what you’re seeing’ will take 60 minutes.

READY TO PLAN A VISIT WITH YOUR CLASS STRAIGHT AWAY?

Sign up your class by using the form below, or send an e-mail to receptie@kunsthal.nl. Make sure to respond quickly, we only have a limited number of spaces available.

Kunsthal Rotterdam opening hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00 – 17:00 hrs, Sundays and public holidays 11:00 – 17:00 hrs. Entrance for students under the age of 18 is free. Teachers, supervisors and students from the age of 18 pay the regular entrance fee. The Museum Card or Rotterdam Pass are valid.

ATLAS VAN STOLK

The founder of the Atlas Van Stolk was the Rotterdam wood merchant Abraham van Stolk. In 1835, driven by his passion for Dutch history, he started to collect image material offering a broader perspective on contemporary society. The collection was continued by many generations of the Van Stolk family. It currently contains over a quarter of a million images, and is continuing to grow to this day. By now, the Atlas has become one of the largest image collections in the Netherlands.

SIGN-UP YOUR CLASS FOR CRACKING THE IMAGE

If you would like to visit us with your class, please inform us about two weeks in advance. Applying for Cracking the Image is possible by using the form below. Your will receive a confirmation e-mail from us to approve your application.
 

Sign up class Cracking the Image

Inform us at least two weeks before if you will be attending with a schoolclass. Signing up is possible with the form below. The visitation is complete, after it's confirmed by us.

At least 1 supervisor per 10 students