14.05.2021 - 23.07.2021
Even before the lockdown and the associated closure of schools in December, Munich children in a 4th grade class at the Red Beech School pottered vessels on the theme of "Corona". The task was: "If your vase was found in 100 years, what could you learn about today?" The following thoughts can be discovered on the objects:
RULES - CONTACT RESTRICTIONS - MASK - LESS CO2 - 2020 - CORONA IS DEADLY - CYCLING - NO PLANES - AHA RULES - DISTANCE RULES.
A few months later, the inscriptions would have looked quite different. The vases were worked over 3 weeks in handicraft lessons in the classical construction technique, dried, glazed and fired twice.
The vessels from the antique collections tell us stories about the world of the Greek gods. But we can also learn a lot about the everyday life of the people of that time. Although the pictures were not as up-to-date as those of the children at the Red Beech School, we can imagine, for example, which gods the Greeks would have turned to in the event of a pandemic. Apollo, as the god of epidemics, would have been the first port of call and Heracles, the strong protector of the people, would have been asked for help.
In the museum you can discover Apollo with bow and arrow or Heracles with his club and lion's skin in many vase paintings. Go in search of them!