Education and outreach
Surprise, excitement, irritation, happiness, or shock: Art has the power to elicit a great spectrum of reactions from us and allows us myriad experiences. The type of reaction or experience we have as viewers depends on the work of art itself, but also on our own personal histories and interests.
The team that facilitates art talks and activities at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin invites you to make new discoveries as you approach artworks from different perspectives.
Lively debates and intensive discussion on contemporary art are our focus. Our wide range of programmes includes an assortment of workshops and discussions and welcomes diverse audiences: adults, children and families, teenagers, students, both experts and members of the public, people who are already fascinated by art museums as well as those who take a more sceptical view of them. We want to give our audiences a fresh approach to contemporary art. We shape visitors’ experiences with works of art and with the museum itself, encouraging them to see works and exhibition topics from a perspective that is both critical and personally significant. Experimental approaches, playful techniques, artistic strategies, discursive questioning, and collaboration with artists are tools we can equip you with to foster your own discovery and learning.
A team of qualified art historians, artists, and educators welcomes you to join their tours, discussions of particular works, and workshops.
Art lectures and activities at the Hamburger Bahnhof open up the sharing of knowledge and experience and contribute to long-term cooperation between the museum and universities and schools, such as with the Universität der Künste Berlin or the Kurt-Tucholsky-Schule in Berlin.
MAKE A WISH!/ WÜNSCH DIR WAS!’ This competition for teenagers encourages young people between 13 and 18 to re-imagine the museum and describe their ideas and utopian visions for it. The winners have the chance to see their ideas become reality with support from museum professionals. This competition, which is run in conjunction with other museums, first announced a call for entries at the Hamburger Bahnhof in 2011. In 2012, six teenage girls put their idea MIXART – a festival followed by an exhibition by teenagers for teenagers – into action in the Hamburger Bahnhof.
There is a regular special exhibition booklet for children and the adults accompanying them. It includes engaging and playful approaches to looking at works of art. The booklet and pencils are both available for free at the ticket counter.
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Director of the Nationalgalerie: Udo Kittelmann
Head of the Hamburger Bahnhofs: Prof. Dr. Eugen Blume
Restaurant 'Sarah Wiener'
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Bookshop Walther König
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