Best known for transforming many of the country's science centres into high grossing family attractions, consultant Lonny Cartwright has been hired by The National Gallery of Canada
to make the gallery more appealing to children.
In his opinion the simplest way to get children interested in art is to
let them touch it:
"Kids are tactile, they love the science centres
because it's like a playground, we need to think of the National Gallery
in this way."
Mr. Cartright went on to say, "we will make sure their
hands don't have peanut butter on them, but other than that I want kids
to have free reign in here."
Pat Kelly spoke with Lonny Cartright
to learn more about his ideas on children and their relationship with
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