Selected venues on the Museumsinsel Berlin and at the Kulturforum, as well as the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, are open until Friday 23 April 2021. More information

Exceptions are the Rule Here. Inclusive Educational Work in Museums

The Museumsinsel and Haus Bastian are becoming experimental sites for inclusive educational work in museums. People with and without disabilities or limitations, museum professionals, educational institutions, and the fields of art and culture come together to jointly explore the creative and design potential of inclusive educational processes. The project is built on three elements:

Inclusive Schools and Museums

In four model projects, students and teachers from inclusive schools, together with museum staff, are developing new approaches for communicating information. By analysing works of art and artistic strategies, they explore the strengths of diversity and heterogeneity. Participants in this process reflect on how collaboration between inclusive schools and museums can be organised and how it can have a lasting effect.

Working Group: Art and Inclusion

The “Art and Inclusion” working group is the creative and reflective level of the project Exceptions are the Rule Here: Inclusive Educational Work in Museums. At regular intervals, participants in the model projects meet together with external experts at Haus Bastian. In an interdisciplinary and action-oriented exchange, they examine the forms of organisation, formats and methods of inclusive educational work in museums. The working group meets the first Wednesday of each month.


Workshops for Children and Families

On Sundays, families and children ‒ with and without disabilities ‒ have a chance to get creative. Using a variety of materials and techniques, they have a chance to express their ideas about topics relating to the Museumsinsel, while discovering their artistic styles in the process.


The project Exceptions Are the Rule Here! Inclusive Educational Work in Museums is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

The project exceptions are the rule here! Inclusive educational work in museums is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.