Posted on December 19, 2016
AXIS ‘Delighted’ To Support BNG Art Education
December 16, 2016
AXIS Specialty Limited has agreed to give $10,000 toward the education programmes at the Bermuda National Gallery, saying they are “delighted to support this cause” and “hope that many more children benefit from these initiatives. ”
“Research proves that engagement with art can improve critical thinking skills, overall achievement in school, self-confidence, and employability. The education programmes at Bermuda National Gallery are targeted to youth under-exposed to the arts, always with the intent of creating change in the learner,” the BNG said.
“With Axis as a partner in art education, the outreach goals for 2017 are gaining momentum. Bermuda National Gallery programmes reach over 5,000 students each year, from ages 2 up.
BNG Executive Director, Lisa Howie said, “We are aware of the importance of experiential learning in the museum context and diverse learning styles.
“We advantage the museum as a place where young people can open their imaginations and voice their opinions and ideas free of evaluation.
“Through our programmes, students come to know more about themselves and the world around them. The art museum is a space for intellectual play as much the development of art appreciation and higher level thinking skills.”
AXIS Charity Committee member Alice Cedenio said, “It is an honour and privilege to contribute to the Bermuda National Gallery who through their educational programmes are dedicated to promoting art for all children in Bermuda.
“We hope that many more children benefit from these initiatives. We are delighted to support this cause.”
For more information on BNG’s education programmes, go to the ‘learn’ section on www.bng.bm, and to support the Bermuda National Gallery’s education programmes, kindly donate by direct deposit: HSBC a/c no. 010-368322-001, a/c name Bermuda Fine Art Trust.