Doing it for the kids: the tiny revolution in our art museums

Kids are no longer an unwelcome presence in our art museums. Three of the country’s leading experts in children’s programming talk about how to get kids engaged and how to keep them coming back.
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Pipilotti Rist MCA Kids Opening. Photo by Daniel Boud. Supplied.

‘I think museums are changing,’ said Susie Rugg, the kids and families coordinator at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. ‘They are no longer the white walled temples that may have once been. I think it is important that children and families are considered a core audience…It seems obvious but kids are the artists and the audience of the future.’

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Jane O'Sullivan
About the Author
Jane O’Sullivan is an independent art writer based in Sydney. Her work has appeared in Vault, Art Guide, Ocula, Flash Art, Running Dog and the Australian Financial Review. She is also a former editor of Art Collector and Art Edit magazines.