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Back to School in Images

4— 18 September 2019

Each year in September, Back to School in Images welcomes in Arles 320 classes ranging from kindergarten through to the Masters level and 700 teachers from all disciplines.

The programme offers a personal approach to photography and a dialogue between the arts (history, architecture, photography, visual arts) by offering students the possibility of screenings, guided exhibition visits, tours of Arles’ heritage sites, meeting image professionals and participating in practical workshops.

Each registered class benefits from a customised programme developed with the collaboration of a dozen cultural partner organisations. The classes are accompanied by twenty-five, specially trained outreach staff with a background in art and photography.

Raising awareness about photography and contemporary art, developing the ability to analyse a work of art, fostering curiosity, a critical mind and artistic creativity are all an integral part of this project.

Programme partners: Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, Rectorats des académies d’Aix-Marseille et Nice, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Conseil départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône, ville d’Arles, Réseau Canopé, MPG2019, Année de la Gastronomie en Provence et Provence Tourisme.

A network of cultural institutions contributes to the programme by providing activities for participants: Musée départemental Arles Antique, Musée Réattu, Service du patrimoine de la ville d’Arles, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Centre de la Résistance et de Déportation du pays d’Arles, Fondation LUMA, Festival Phare, Festival Cinégraphies, Cinémas Actes Sud (Le Méjan), Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Musée de la Camargue, Abbaye de Montmajour - Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives, Le Bal, Musée Départemental Albert Kahn.