LEARNING AT THE MUSEUM

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LEARNING AT THE MUSEUM

The Educational Service receives groups of students and teachers  whose monitoring is  held by specialized professionals that develop the visit according to their ages and educational background levels.
In order to ensure the expected success of the guided tour there has to exist a close cooperation between the Educational Service staff and the accompanying teachers. That is another reason for why the teacher should book a preparatory visit to the Hat Museum.

 

Depending on the public and didactic and pedagogical interests, we offer the following types of activities:
1. make a visit – consists on a guided tour to the long term and/or temporary exhibitions. This visit can also be thematic.
2. make a visit + workshop – consists on a guided tour to the exhibitions, followed by a previously chosen creative workshop.
3. make a workshop - participate in a previously chosen creative workshop (consult the workshops available or stay tuned to our calendar)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

In order to meet the great diversity of needs and expectations of our visitors we have designed different educational programs:

 

- Programs for school groups, aimed for Pre-primary education, 1st, 2nd, 3rd basic education cycles, Secondary education, Higher education, Educators, teachers and trainers.

 

- Programs available for general public, aimed at different ages and types of groups like children from 3 to 5 years, disabled people, teenagers and young adults, families and adults.

VISITS TO THE MUSEUM

TECHNICAL VISITS | TEACHERS

TECHNICAL VISITS | TEACHERS

The teachers and tutors can book a special preparatory visit to the Hat Museum.
This visit intends to help outline the cultural and pedagogical interest of the teacher and adapt the visit contents to those same interests. The Hat Museum  also offers a pedagogical dossier for preparation of the visit and posterior exploration of its contents and pedagogical actions with students. Preparatory visits are free for the teachers and should be booked in advance.

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF HATS

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF HATS

For those who have never visited the Hat Museum we recommend the general tour about the magical world of the hats production. This visit begins even before you enter the Museum, near the statue of the "Black Nails“. 
Here, visitors will listen  the great history of these men and women and of the industry that marked the Portuguese industrialization in the beginning of the last century.
Public: general public, families, students, adults ...

PÉU WILL SHOW IT TO YOU…

PÉU WILL SHOW IT TO YOU…

Once upon a time a little girl named Péu... Péu lives in a very special place called Museum that holds many magical stories about hats…
Inspired in the fairy tales, Péu defy the children to discover the museum space and all its stories, transforming their visit in an unforgettable experience!
Public: groups of pre-primary students (till 5 years old)

WE ARE THE LEADING ACTORS...

WE ARE THE LEADING ACTORS...

On this visit, students will shift from mere spectators to main actors, helping to build a story based on true events. Mustaches, walking sticks, aprons and even a top hat will transform this visit into a unique experience where, in a playful way, children will discover stories about Empresa Industrial de Chapelaria. 
The visit can include educational games or creative workshops.
Public: 1st and 2nd cycle of basic education, Seniors

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE A HAT?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE A HAT?

In a fun and interactive way children are invited to discover the manufacturing process of the felt hat. During this visit, participants will be challenged in their creativity and imagination and will have sensory access to raw materials, tools and machinery.
This visit is complemented with a workshop where participants can test some raw materials and tools…
Public: all kinds of groups

A CITY OF HATS

A CITY OF HATS

The visit begins with an approach to local history through which is made a contextualization about the social, economic and cultural importance of hat industry in Portugal.
At a later stage, visitors are faced with the technological evolution of this industry, from the most artisanal stage until present day. This type of visit is complemented with a workshop.
Public: 2nd and 3rd cycles and secondary education

PORTUGUESE INDUSTRIALIZATION

PORTUGUESE INDUSTRIALIZATION

In this visit we want to understand the Portuguese process of industrialization and the subsequent transformation of human and geographic territories. This visit can be complemented with a visit to hat factories still in working [dependent on the availability of the companies and in conjunction with the Industrial Tourism. Available for groups with a maximum of 15 people] 
Public: 3rd cycle and secondary education

THE HISTORY OF HATS

THE HISTORY OF HATS

This visit (adapted to different age groups) has two different moments:
1st: guided tour to the long-term exhibition with an approach about the evolution of the production of a hat;
2nd: a debate held in the auditorium of the Museum about hat history and its social and cultural role in society.
Public: all levels of education

MUSEOLOGIST FOR JUST ONE DAY

MUSEOLOGIST FOR JUST ONE DAY

The Heritage Education is fundamental for the preservation of cultural heritage. In this visit, the visitors will learn about principles of preventive conservation and restoration and its practical application.
It is intended to raise the awareness of the visitor for the importance of cultural heritage in order to promote the development of responsible and participative citizens.
Public: Secondary education and professional education

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

THIS IS MY DRAWING

THIS IS MY DRAWING

Sheep, rabbits and beavers ... their fur is used to make beautiful hats.
In this pedagogical workshop, the children are invited to recreate the fur of one of these animals using different creative techniques and a wide variety of recyclable materials.

FLUFFY ANIMALS

FLUFFY ANIMALS

Did you know that with rabbit’s fur and sheep’s wool we can create felt hats?
From the contents of the long term exhibition and the reuse of textile materials, the  visitors are challenged to give wings to their imagination and create fluffy animals.

COLOURS THAT I WILL CREATE

COLOURS THAT I WILL CREATE

Blue, yellow, green and red are colours that we all know. But how can we produce these colours?
Using the colour catalogues from the dyeing laboratory of Empresa Industrial de Chapelaria, the visitor will discover the wonderful chromatic circle that will allow him to create his own colour catalogue.

HATS WITH PERSONALITY

HATS WITH PERSONALITY

Who doesn't know the Cook’s hat? And of the Fireman? And what about the hat of the Policeman, the Witch, the Princess or even the sleeper hat? There so many hats that can take us to a dream and fantasy world.
In this activity, each visitor has to choose one hat and embody its personality. Then the group will participate in a funny game... or drama?

THE GEOMETRY OF THE MACHINES

THE GEOMETRY OF THE MACHINES

With rectangles, triangles, diamonds and many other geometric shapes, we can build  curious machines.
In this workshop, the visitors are challenged to (de)construct mentally a machine into several small pieces. Afterwards, they will be asked to combine different shapes and colours in order to (re)build that same machine… or maybe not!

DESIGN YOUR OWN STORY

DESIGN YOUR OWN STORY

Do you have imagination and have special skills for drawing? Then this is your chance...
In this workshop visitors are invited to create and develop a fantastic adventure for a fun character that lives surrounded by machines and rabbits… who never, but ever, abandons his own hat.

COLOUR IMPRESSIONS

COLOUR IMPRESSIONS

Exploring some advertising documents and printing tools from the hat factories, visitors are challenged to use their creative skills and different techniques to create their very own advertising campaign.

3D POSTCARDS

3D POSTCARDS

From the contents of the exhibitions  of the museum, visitors will be challenged to build and decorate 3D postcards that later on can be sent by post office to friends or family.

HATS OF THE XXII CENTURY

HATS OF THE XXII CENTURY

What will we be in a hundred years? What will change in a world that is constantly evolving? And what about our hats? How will it look like? What shape they will have? With what materials will they be produced? Which colours and patterns will they have?
These are just some of the questions we have for our visitors that will be challenged  to idealize, critically and creatively, the future of the hat.