Kinder-Reich: the Gemäldegalerie for Kids. The Painter's Workshop
In the new 'Kinder-Reich' at the Gemäldegalerie, children can find out for themselves how Dutch 17th-century paintings were created. In a diverse range of activities and learning approaches, they discover many facts on the processes and work steps involved in the painters' workshops, the training painters received and the materials and techniques used at the time.
Kinder-Reich is divided into three areas:
- the stage-like reconstruction of a painter's workshop
- the 'learning buffet' with display boards and visual aids dealing with the topics of support medium, tools and the origin of paints
- the depiction of a workshop with a Q&A game.
The reconstruction allows children to get a real, hands-on feel of what a workshop was like, while numerous utensils, tools and raw materials give a clear visual insight into the painting process in the leaning buffet. Finally, a ten-part Q&A game informs children on the running of a painter's workshop, as demonstrated in a large work by the artist Johannes Stradanus.
Families can go on a journey of discovery here before or after viewing the actual masterpieces in the Gemäldegalerie itself. They can learn things together, find out more about the techniques and materials used by the artists.
School groups can visit Kinder-Reich with the Gemäldegalerie's own art appreciation teachers. The wealth of visual aids just a few paces away from our unique collection of old masters gives a whole new twist to the art appreciation class.
The new place of learning has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein, the traditional society of friends for the Gemäldegalerie and Sculpture Collection.
A range of one-hour events are on offer, suitable for children attending primary school, which combine a visit to Kinder-Reich and the permanent collection.
Kinder-Reich is only designed to assist in art appreciation. Practical work is possible in three-hour events held in our educational workshop, Studio MP.
Information and booking: Tel. 030 / 266 42 42 42
U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz)
Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Studiengalerie: Tue - Thu closed, Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat, Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
We ask for some understanding, that in preparation for the exhibition The Botticelli Renaissance from 20 August 2015 to the middle of September 2015 the hall XVIII (Botticelli) and the rooms 38 41 (Giotto - Mantegna) will be closed.
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Admission ticket Old Master Paintings/Gemäldegalerie
10,00 EUR Concessions 5,00
Area ticket Gemäldegalerie + Kunstgewerbemuseum + Kupferstichkabinett + Kunstbibliothek + Musikinstrumenten-Museum
12,00 EUR Concessions 6,00
Museum pass Berlin 3-day-ticket valid for Berlin museums, possibly extra payment for temporary exhibitions
24,00 EUR Concessions 12,00
Annual ticket Basic permanent exhibitions, valid to certain times
Annual ticket Classic temporary exhibitions not included
50,00 EUR Concessions 25,00
Annual ticket Classic Plus including temporary exhibitions hosted by the National Museums in Berlin
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00
Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)
Due to the modernization of our booking system, you may currently experience delays when trying to reach our staff on the telephone.
We apologize for any inconvenience.