Develop projects and become a partner
We have a number of partnerships with Hamburg preschools and schools. This means that children and teenagers come not only once, but frequently. With the support of parents' initiatives or school associations, we are also able to involve our staff of museum educators. If you'd like to be a part of it, let us know!
We enjoy longer-term projects because we are convinced of their sustainability. These also need funding, but we do have experience applying to foundations, competitions and the like. If you can imagine forming a closer connection between your lessons, the museum and life, we're in!
Lyrix Student Competition for Poets With Class! Is an initiative by radio broadcasters Deutschlandradio. Students grates 5 to 13 are invited to submit their own poems. Works by poets, teaching materials such as – as of 2011 – artworks are presented as writing inspiration. The theme for May and June 2011 was "If I ... in the forest murmurs" -... Nature, past and present. Poems by Joseph von Eichendorff and Hilde Domin, as well as paintings by Caspar David Friedrich served as a point of departure. For more on the winning poems (in German only)
The Hamburg Symphony provides an intensive orchestral music education with a program called Your City - Your Orchestra. All of the Symphony's selected projects receive not only comprehensive lesson plans and teaching materials, school visits from musicians and student visits to rehearsals at the Laeiszhalle, but also tours at the Hamburger Kunsthalle – Art is networked and speaks different languages. For more on the Art networked! project, visit (in German only)
The Hamburger Kunsthalle was among the competition winners granted funding for their project. The mosaic is meanwhile complete, having been developed and executed by children and young people from Wilhelmsburg and the Maretstraße School. It has been on view since 9 September 2011 at the LöwenArt-Haus in Rothenburgsort, Entenwerderstieg 10.
The 2012 theme for the Hamburg police instructors' poster competition is Meine, Deine, unsere Straße! (My, Your, Our Street!); it is aimed at children grades 3 to 9. The Hamburger Kunsthalle is there every year with our continuing education program for teachers and the jury meets with us regularly.
Art and Memory is a project that provides school classes an exhibition space in a villa on Rothenbaumchaussee. The history of the building is told in the film Ab nach Rio! (Germany 2009, Screenwriter and director: Jens Huckeriede); the Jewish owners of the villa were forced to sell the home in 1938. A tour through the neighborhood, a visit to the Kunsthalle and a discussion with young Jewish artists provide an opportunity to inspire students with contemporary history.
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