Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden

Children make their mark

During the winter and spring of 2014 Bildmuseet and Idéan (the development centre for pre-schools and compulsory schools, Umeå Municipality) made a major initiative to offer further education for pre-school teachers who want to work with self-portraits for very young children. They could choose from seven different workshops held by Bildmuseet and Idean. Later at the pre-schools, the teachers then continued to work with the children on the subject of self-portraits.

The aim of the project is to highlight the youngest children in the 1-5 age group, as well as their creativity and innovation, in the public domain too. Many of the preschools are presenting their results in exhibitions in libraries and other public spaces around Umeå between 19-31 May.