Five Prominent Museums to Complement lab.Bode’s Volunteer Programme from July 2018


lab.Bode – Programme to Strengthen Educational Activities in Museums, a joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, will support a total of 23 scholarly trainee positions in the field of art museum education in all of Germany until 2020.

Which qualifications do art educators need today? How can art education training become more professionalized? Which prerequisites are necessary for quality education work in museums? How can educators in different museums share their work experiences?

During their meeting on 23 April 2018, the expert jury proposed five further museums for the programme. From July 2018, five institutions will join the 18 museums who already participate in the lab.Bode volunteer programme:

  • Berlinische Galerie
  • Brücke-Museum, Berlin
  • Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne

The members of the expert jury are: Dr. Hermann Arnhold, director of the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Claudia Ehgartner, director of art education at the mumok – museum moderner kunst, Vienna, and Dr. Gabriele Uelsberg, director of the LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn.

Until 2020, the Initiative lab.Bode is supporting a total of 23 trainee positions in the field of education as part of an extensive programme. Museums from across Germany can apply that would like to place more emphasis on education work at their institution. The volunteers work at their respective museums, take part in individual school projects at the Bode-Museum for a certain period, and then go on to develop their own educational projects at their museums. The volunteer programme helps to professionalize art educator training and to create professional networks. All volunteers take part in a comprehensive training programme, developed in cooperation with the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung in Wolfenbüttel. The Deutscher Museumsbund is also one of the programme’s partners.

The 23 Museums Participating in the lab.Bode Volunteer Programme

  • Berlinische Galerie
  • Brücke-Museum, Berlin
  • Focke Museum, Bremer Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
  • GfZK – Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt
  • Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
  • Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
  • Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach
  • Kunsthalle Bremen
  • Kunsthalle Mannheim
  • Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
  • Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • Lindenau-Museum Altenburg
  • MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen
  • Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  • Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern
  • Museum Ulm
  • Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nuremberg
  • Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
  • Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
  • Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

About lab.Bode

By the end of 2020, the Bode-Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island will have become a site of experimentation. The distinctive character of educational work at museums and its potential impact are to be modelled through the educational laboratory in the Bode-Museum, a Germany-wide volunteer programme at 23 museums, and a supporting programme of public discussions.

Upcoming Public Discussions

Set #3: Dissent

Wed / 16.5.2018 / 6 PM: Fighting with Teachers: When Art Meets Pedagogy

  • Presentation and discussion with Darren O’Donnel, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Toronto (in English with translation)
  • Meeting point: Bode-Museum ticket office / visitor information
  • Free, no registration necessary

Wed / 6.6.2018 / 6 PM: Why Did You Make the Museum?“ – On Working with Students at the Kunstsammlung

  • Presentation and discussion with WHW / What, How & for Whom, artist collective, Zagreb and Julia Hagenberg, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (Partly in English with translation)
  • Meeting point: Bode-Museum ticket office / visitor information
  • Free, no registration necessary

Wed / 27.6.2018 / 6 PM : Unlearning the Museum

  • Presentation and discussion with Nora Landkammer, ZHdK Master Art Education, and Natalie Bayer, FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin
  • Meeting point: Bode-Museum ticket office / visitor information
  • Free, no registration necessary

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