There are many benefits to my organisation - research into new forms of interpretation, improved understanding of how families engage with our gallery, new ways of connecting audiences with our exhibition programme, and new dimensions to existing partnerships between us, CCI and Wysing Art Centre. More importantly, there are many benefits to the children and their families - intergenerational learning, exploring new means of communication, increased visual literacy, exposure to new ideas, and above all, a positive experience that is great fun. We are particularly excited about this project because it is such an interesting and innovative way of introducing both children and adults alike to contemporary art. There is a dearth of support materials to help people tackle contemporary art. This shortfall is often compounded by hostile press coverage and wary public attitudes (the 'Emperor's New Clothes' argument). Contemporary art is the art of our times, a reflection of our current society and there are artists working today who will become the Manets of the future. Children are free from many of the hang-ups that limit adults' understanding of contemporary art and have the potential to be fantastic guides/leaders into this world.