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.

By engaging with the interactive artwork and participating in the delivery of the experience, children develop an understanding of other languages, cultures and diversity and unlock their creative potential. IMLYA is designed to attract and meaningfully involve children who are normally excluded from the arts because of their language barriers. IMLYA can be experienced live in schools and arts centres and virtually through an interactive website and can be safely delivered during any level of Covid related restrictions.

The museum was commissioned by South Dublin County Council Arts Office as part of Cruinniú na Nog 2021, and it was co-funded by Languages Connect.