A museum engagement toolkit to promote intergenerational relationships between grandparents and grandchildren.

Why intergenerational?

INTERLOGUE is a facilitated museum programme that aim to spark dialogue between grandparents and grandchildren, through museum artefacts.
It encourages meaningful interaction between the two generations beyond the realm of their homes.

 

This programme utilises a toolkit that includes an activity book accompanied with objects to prompt engagement and document their sharing.

Intergenerational interaction in Singapore has become increasingly limited due to changing family structure. This could also contribute to
the
emerging generation gap in Singapore. Nevertheless, benefits of intergenerational. learning have been studied to bring multiple benefits to both old and young.

Why museums?

In search of a ‘third place’ for both generations to ‘unplug’ from their usual environments and share about themselves comfortably, the museum is best suited due to its role and mission, space and objects it houses.

 

The collection in National Gallery Singapore (NGS)  reflects national and regional narratives that are relatable to most locals as well as the evocative power of artworks to illicit different responses among viewers.