Illustration "Ausnahmen sind hier die Regel" © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
The Museumsinsel and Haus Bastian will become experimental sites for inclusive educational work in museums. People with and without disabilities or limitations, museum professionals, educational institutions, and art and culture come together to jointly explore the creative and design potential of inclusive educational processes. The project consists of three elements:
In four model projects, students and teachers develop ways for schools to function inclusively and also contribute to new educational approaches for museum staff. By analysing works of art and artistic strategies, they explore the strengths of diversity and heterogeneity. Participants involved in this process also reflect on how cooperation between inclusive schools and museums should be organised and how this collaboration might have a lasting effect.
The “Art and Inclusion” working group is the creative, reflective level of the project. At regular intervals, participants in the model projects meet with each other at Haus Bastian, as well as with outside specialists. In an interdisciplinary and action-oriented exchange, they examine organisations, formats and methods for inclusive educational work in museums. The working group meets the first Tuesday of each month.
On Sundays, families and children ‒ both with and without disabilities or limitations ‒ have a chance to get creative. Using diverse materials and techniques, they take up positions on subjects from 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.