The Israeli Children’s Museum has an exhibition on aging called Dialogue with Time.
How smart is that? And one of the goals is to facilitate intergenerational dialogue. As a student of mine shared, “I particularly liked that in establishing the museum they created jobs that could only be held by elders (70+) as guides and experts.”
Why not counter age-based stereotypes from day one, and honor how one will age and grow and change with time…
Watch the testimonials here.
Perhaps a Children’s Museum in the US would be willing to take this traveling exhibit on as well?
Here’s the info from the website:
Dialogue with Time – an exhibition about the art of aging
Dialogue with Time is an interactive exhibition, the first of its kind in the world that deals with aging from an original perspective.
Dialogue with Time is a groundbreaking exhibition that allows its visitors a glimpse into the world of the elderly. Through experiential play, using latest technology, a creative intergenerational dialogue is produced dispelling stereotypes and clichés of old age.
The guides of this exhibition are aged 70 and above. They are the mediators and experts in all facets of aging and act as role models.