Let’s talk about art. Artworks come alive through their viewers; they evoke emotions and provide food for thought.
Education at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg means experiencing art, meeting artists, thinking about oneself and the world through art, finding inspiration in guided tours and discussions or being active in the museum’s studio.
Education at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg encompasses a wide-ranging program with diverse type of events for all visitors—from museum enthusiasts to specialists to groups of all ages, for children, adolescents, adults—as an individual or as a family.
Education at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg addresses various institutions in Wolfsburg and the region, from day-care centers to schools and social services as well as other forms for educational institutions.
Education at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is conceived as communications in the broadest sense. It comprises personal communicational strategies (guided tours, lectures, workshops) as well as medial-oriented educational formats such as introductory films, audio guides and digital offerings.
Information for Teachers and Educators
Are you a teacher, social worker or educator? Would you like to visit the Kunstmuseum with your group? Informative events are held on the occasion of each new exhibition free of charge. Depending on the topic of the respective exhibition, age-appropriate educational formats are presented as well as possibilities to tie into class work, not only for art classes but also for neighboring subjects like history, German, English, politics, ethics and philosophy.
Guided Tours for School Classes
Dialogue instead of monologue, experiencing together and learning in the process. Whether for grade schools or secondary schools, we have put together an extensive program of age-appropriate projects for your school classes. Our exhibitions offer a wide range of topics that can be discussed in the exhibitions and afterwards intensified in creative activities. Our studio can for example be used for making prints or as photo laboratory and the pupils have the opportunity to prepare their own small exhibitions in a step-by-step learning process. Art is fun here and our museum becomes a learning place where one’s own creativity and living environment can be merged.
The possible activities range from hour-long guided tours to all-day projects. Please consult us if you are interested in specific topics, we will be happy to be of assistance.
Activities for day-care centers
We have developed an age-appropriate educational program for pre-school children. Many children visit a museum for the first time in this context, posing the question about what an art museum is. We offer a lively creative familiarization program for beginners, accompany the first steps to art and awaken curiosity.
Studio: the Place for Creativity
Our studio is a two-story gallery with 500 aquaria meters space for workshop activities, cinema, discussions and exhibitions. Here in the studio, very close to art, you can take part in movie evenings, continuing education activities, conferences or workshops.
Open Space – Studio Project in conjunction with the “Wolfsburg Unlimited” exhibition
The newly designed Studio at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is a place for looking and building with actions for all and the presentation of diverse projects from Wolfsburg’s schools where children and adolescents define their city. The photographs, collages and frottages will be shown over the course of the coming months, dynamically reflecting the city. We are starting with works by school children from the Heinrich Nordhoff Comprehensive School in Wolfsburg on the topic of the “City” and a photography project from the 11th grade of the Neue Schule Wolfsburg that opens the Studio as an open space with “Words for Wob.”
Shuttle Bus for School Classes & Senior Citizens
Would you like to visit the museum but your school is too far away? Or is it too complicated to get here? Then you can use our shuttle bus! If you are in the Braunschweig region we can organize a round-trip bus tour from your school to the museum thanks to the generous support of Volkswagen Financial Services AG. You can also take part in guided tours, discussions or brief workshops.
Young and Old
Young and Old is an initiative of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and Volkswagen Financial Services AG. Together with the Martino-Katharineum School and the Senior Citizens Residence Augustinum we plan exhibition visits for Young and Old. The visit becomes a cross-generational dialogue; the elders learn from the youth and the youths from the elders. Perhaps they have more things in common that one might imagine …
VGH Prize for Museum Education
The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is proud of the VGH Prize for Museum Education!
On May 3 the awards ceremony for the presentation of the 2015 Museum Education Advancement Prize of the VGH Foundation took place – and was presented to the Kunstmuseum. Ute Lefarth-Polland, head of education at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, was received the 3500 EUR prize for her “Language through Art” project that enables foreigners to take part in art through language courses in the museum, helping to find their place in a new and still alien culture.
Twelve children aged 6 to 14 from refugee families had the opportunity to discover the Kunstmuseum from December 2015 to March 2016, to find their way in it and to gain initial experience in speaking German.
The VGH Prize represents the start-up financing—the project is continuing!
Federal Academy for Cultural Education Wolfenbüttel
Evangelische Stiftung Neuerkerode
Forum Architektur Wolfsburg
Grundschule Groß Twülpstedt
Gymnasium Martino-Katharineum Braunschweig
Hallenbad – Kultur am Schachtweg
Braunschweig University of Art
Heinrich Nordhoff Comprehensive School Wolfsburg
Institut für Zeitgeschichte und Stadtpräsentation Wolfsburg
Junges Theater Wolfsburg
KIDScraft 2.0, IT-Camp für Kinder / Volkswagen AG
Neue Schule Wolfsburg
Senior Citizens Residence Augustinum, Braunschweig
City of Wolfsburg, sections for Youths and Culture
Municipal Library Wolfsburg
Städtische Galerie und Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg
A shuttle bus for schools and senior citizen facilities has been generously supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG.
In conjunction with the shuttle bus program, the Margarete Schnellecke Foundation supports senior citizen afternoons in the museum.
In conjunction with the “Cultural Strengthens. Confederations for Education” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research,” the “MuseobilBOX,” a project of the non-profit Federal Association of Museum Education, supports our cooperation for children with the Bauspielplatz Westhagen.
The “2015 Advancement Prize for Museum Education” of the VGH Foundation “Language through Art,” a project with the Wolfsburg Refugee Aid Association and individual circles of supporters makes an educational project with refugees possible.