The Irène Heidebroek-Eliane van Duyse Fund has as its objective to raise awareness about art and history among 12-18 year-olds and to encourage them to visit the museums of historical or artistic interest in Belgium.
This has enabled La Fonderie, the Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour, to benefit from a grant in 2019 to develop, with and for young people, a mobile app. that promotes our industrial and technical heritage. The aim is to get youngsters involved in the development of a new way of promoting museum collections.
Four courses will enable young people aged 14 to 25 to take part in the development of the digital app. by producing things such as videos and a website. Supported by staff at La Fonderie and a digital art developer, the young people will participate in a co-creation process to develop a prototype. This will in turn be tested by other youngsters and then produced so that young and family museum visitors as well as school groups can enjoy the app.