Museum of Languages for Young Audiences
The Interactive Museum of Languages for Young Audiences (IMLYA) is a touring interactive exhibition for primary school children. IMLYA extends the range of creative activities by providing an immersive creative experience for children. By offering schools the opportunity to experience the exhibition on their grounds (indoors or outdoors) and availing of educational activities, the exhibition enables teachers to help young people learn and apply creative skills and capacities. IMLYA can be safely delivered during any level of Covid related restrictions.
IMLYA was commissioned by South Dublin County Council Arts Office as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 and it was co-funded by Languages Connect.
signs, pictographs and alphabets.
The components include:
· A story telling well/tree which will allow children to scan other artifacts from surrounding
sculptural elements to reveal stories from other cultures and languages, shown via video.
· A tunnel in which children can pass through languages and alphabets
· A space to play with clay plates and the ancient languages of Persia
· A sculpture where children can play with the basics of the knotted language of Inkas
· Experience calligraphy – the origin of Chinese writing
· Wooden puzzles which will allow children to learn about words describing colours in Irish
By engaging with the artwork and this experience, children will develop an understanding of other
languages, cultures and unlock their creative potential. IMLYA is designed to cross language barriers
and involve children who speak languages other than English and Irish.