In the new 'Kinder-Reich' at the Gemäldegalerie, children can find out for themselves how Dutch 17th-century paintings were created. In a diverse range of activities and learning approaches, they discover many facts on the processes and work steps involved in the painters' workshops, the training painters received and the materials and techniques used at the time.
Kinder-Reich is divided into three areas: - the stage-like reconstruction of a painter's workshop - the 'learning buffet' with display boards and visual aids dealing with the topics of support medium, tools and the origin of paints - the depiction of a workshop with a Q&A game.
The reconstruction allows children to get a real, hands-on feel of what a workshop was like, while numerous utensils, tools and raw materials give a clear visual insight into the painting process in the leaning buffet. Finally, a ten-part Q&A game informs children on the running of a painter's workshop, as demonstrated in a large work by the artist Johannes Stradanus.
Families can go on a journey of discovery here before or after viewing the actual masterpieces in the Gemäldegalerie itself. They can learn things together, find out more about the techniques and materials used by the artists.