Harvard Graduate School of Education

Project Zero Summer Institute

Moving and Drawing in Museums:

Entry Points to Understanding Exhibits

Presented by Naaz Hosseini

Gestalt Therapist, Education Consultant,

Movement Specialist, and Performing Artist


Audience: general classroom, science, and arts educators of all grade levels, administrators, museum educators, curriculum developers.


For museums to serve as a resource for understanding, teachers need to use them actively as resources rather than passively receiving what is dictated by exhibit design. This session explores how drawing and movement can focus students' attention in museums, raising sensitivity and inclination to learn. Taught in the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (about a fifteen minute walk from the institute's other classrooms), the session will address ways to understand geology, anatomy and evolution through methods derived from the arts.