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Family day with the Dying in Beauty exhibition

During the Christmas holidays, we will hold a special day for families as part of the exhibition Dying in beauty - The world of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Between 10:00 and 15:00, there will be graffiti workshops and music improvisation workshops for young and old.

When: Wednesday 28 December 2022
For whom: families with children aged 8 and above
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Price: free (excl. museum admission) order your ticket now


Graffiti workshop

The streets of Pompeii and Herculaneum are full of graffiti. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own graffiti. Graffiti and stencil-art artist Richard van Rijswijk will show you how to draw on a cap using special markers. You’ll be able to take the cap home afterwards.
You can drop in at the workshop from 10:00-12:00 and from 12.30-15:00.

Music improvisation workshop

During this workshop, you’ll learn to improvise with music. The Keuning Youth Orchestra will first play some music relating to life in Pompeii and Herculaneum. After that, you’ll make music using instruments, your body and your voice. As a finale, you’ll join the orchestra in making the volcano Vesuvius erupt in music.
The 30-minute workshop starts at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00, and is led by Saskia Rozeveld. The workshop will be held in Dutch.