The Centre Pompidou’s educational provision is intended to encourage pupils’ interest in every form of contemporary art and design, through personal exploration and the stimulation of both mind and senses, offering them, throughout their schooling, an opportunity to develop a rich and well-rounded personal culture.
The Centre Pompidou thus offers activities that meet the developing needs of both pupils and teachers, taking into account the goals laid down in the national curriculum. Through visits, tours and workshops, classes come to question, experiment and discover as they encounter works in the Museum or in the Exhibitions. The Centre’s goals are:
• To promote universal access to the national collections
• To develop pupils’ artistic and cultural practice, and that at their own pace
• To support teachers’ professional autonomy as they introduce their pupils to art
• To promote pupils’ reflection on their museum-going and the use they make of it
• To support and to disseminate contemporary art and design
© Manuel Braun
In partnership with the regional education directorates [académies] of Paris and Créteil, the Centre Pompidou offers courses for teachers and other educators: regional and joint regional open courses, courses in support of initial or continuing teacher training, artist-led creative workshops (PAC) and more.
Courses forming part of the Paris and Créteil regional in-service training plans (PAF) are available at the Centre Pompidou.
The Centre Pompidou also offers teachers free courses to enable them to familiarise themselves with the collection, develop their knowledge and prepare class visits.
The Centre Pompidou’s education team will be happy to support you in developing plans for your visit, assist with course registration or provide further information. Contact them by email here.
The Centre Pompidou has many digital educational resources available enabling teachers to prepare school visits, structure their own themed tours, or simply for use in class.
Visit Éduthèque, a free portal offering cultural and scientific resources for teachers.
© Centre Pompidou/ Stéphane Kiehl