More than twenty museums will present lectures for children next year. Six Leiden organizations participate in the Youth University Museum.
Inquisitive children between the ages of 8 and 112 can already register in January for one or more lectures by scholars. Ticket sales are open at museumjeugduniversiteit.nl.
Leiden’s participating museums are the Naturalis, the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, the Archaeological Museum, the Volkenkunde Museum, the Japan Sieboldhuis Museum and the Hortus botanicus at Leiden University. They offer an educational program that is still partially unknown.
Van Boerhaave is already aware of what’s in the children’s program. First of all, there will be a talk on artificial intelligence on February 12th at 11 am titled How do we go from being a robot babysitter to tackling our climate problem? the professor. Lambèr Royakkers talks about this. On March 12th, Professor Merrill Kindt will talk about concerns and microphotographer Wim van Egmond will talk about microbes in photography on April 9th. Doctor. Martijn van Gelder will explain what space telescopes can do on May 14th, and Dr. Alexander Pleijter will give a lecture on the topic “Fake News” on June 11th.
Leiden Hortus presents a four-part lecture series on fantasy versus science in the underwater world, which is already fully booked. The first episode on February 12th is about “Green scum”. Thal Jonas and Hester Rovers will be talking about aquarium inhabitants on March 12th and in April and May they will be talking about creepy crawlies and plant design respectively.
The Department of Archeology offers two series of lectures, at ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Master’ level, on ‘Antiquity at its Best’. Everything is covered, from burials of Celtic queens to pharaohs in Byblos, Babylonian titles and favorite foods of the ancient Egyptians.
The Youth University Museum began in 2009 at the National Museum of Archeology. Approximately 200 children’s lectures are given each year in several museums.