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Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age: What Not to Miss

The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age: What Not to Miss by Danielle Carter featured image: Rembrandt (1606 - 1669)  The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman, 1656 If you can’t get enough of Dutch Golden Age art at the Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage Amsterdam is a wonderful additional option to expand your knowledge with the exhibition: Portrait Gallery

The Significance of Rembrandt’s Marten and Oopjen

We are delighted to welcome Danielle Carter, owner of Tangible Education and museum educator for Thinking Museum, to write for us. You can learn more about Danielle’s research, educational and practical experience here.   There have been numerous images of Rembrandt's Marten and Oopjen (1634) splashed across billboards and walls throughout Amsterdam for the past few months.

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast…

Much has been written about the power of different forms of visual expression - art works, objects, artefacts - to inspire, provoke curiosity and interest. It is generally accepted that looking at objects stimulates critical thinking through comparing and contrasting, identifying and classifying, describing and summarising and son on. Indeed, museums are using objects and

More than a Strategy: Building a Culture of Thinking

I was recently talking to a fellow museum docent about how they were given a 10 minute training on how to use thinking routines (from Visible Thinking) in another museum. A few routines were enthusiastically explained to them and they were told that these routines could be inserted 'ad-hoc' into tours to inject a little

Take our Poll: Are you interested in a one day Visible Thinking workshop?

We would love to run a one day Introduction to Visible Thinking workshop in Amsterdam next Spring. The workshop would be designed for educators working in a variety of settings  who are new to Visible Thinking and are interested in applying it in their work. The morning would consist of an introduction to the art