The Exhibition as an Education Resource

    If you are interested in using the exhibition in any way as an educational tool, please contact us. We can consider bringing some of it into educational establishments, or making a presentation, or even running a regular course based on the material.

    The exhibition has the possibility of being an excellent and unique educational resource.  The panels are intended to assist a deeper understanding of the root causes of the world's problems, The message is not ultimately negative, as they lead one to see what is an intelligent response when confronted by the chaos and destruction in the world. Worksheets have been developed for all ages, including adults, and more are being created.

  Overseas the exhibition is becoming increasingly popular as a means to encourage reflection and enquiry. A teacher who introduced select themes to a class of high school students reported that for most of them seeing this exhibition has been a pivotal experience that was not only sobering, but opened up their minds to a way of understanding themselves and the world that was refreshingly new. 

     The exhibition panels have been used in universities in Thailand, and have frequently elicited an enthusiastic response from the students and faculty. I myself have used the panels with students aged 13 - 17, and could see the strong response they engendered in them.These are matters that are not usually discussed in the course of normal education.

Clive Elwell

 " When you are very young, full of eagerness, innocence,  there is a delight in everything; all the common things have meaning. But as you grow older your mind becomes dull, because it has been educated to accept life in terms of society and to adjust itself to that pattern. We all know this. Very few of us ever stop to look in silence at a tree, or at the evening sky. Our minds are chattering, deteriorating all the time. Why? Why is there no innocence - not the cultivated innocence of a clever mind that wants to be innocent, but that state of innocence in which there is no denial or acceptance, and in which the mind just sees what is? In this state of innocence there is moving, unbounded energy. But we grow old in the pattern of society, with its ambitions, frustrations, joys, sorrows; our minds become more and more dull, and when old age comes upon us, we are destroyed. Why? "

    from panel 18: 

"Krishnamurti - To the Young"