Already in 1992, with the opening of the museum building along the Museum Mile, the Kunstmuseum Bonn began directing a special focus of its art outreach towards reducing barriers and promoting inclusion. In our programs, an important role has been played over many years by cooperative undertakings, collaborations, sponsorships, and partnerships.
We consider it part of our mission to welcome persons with varying wishes, needs, and abilities into the museum. In this endeavor, we orient ourselves towards the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and we play an active role in the realization of the plan of the state capital of Bonn for participating in policies of support for disabled persons.
We are happy to be available for information and consultation.
With the generous support of our collaborative projects through the LionsClub Bonn e.V.
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Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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OUR VACATION WORKSHOPS ARE INCLUSIVE!
Our one-week-long vacation workshops for children from the age of six and for young persons take place during the Easter, summer and autumn vacations.
Children with a need for supervision can receive assistance.
In cooperation with the Verein für körper- und mehrfachbehinderte Menschen Bonn e.V., the Kiwanis-Club Bonn e.V., and the Sparda Bank West.
From March 2016 to December 2018, the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Kunsthaus KAT18 Gemeinnützige Werkstätten Köln GmbH developed and realized the inclusive art outreach project IM TANDEM.
Persons with disabilities should be not only guests but also protagonists at the Kunstmuseum. On the basis of the wishes and strengths of the KAT18 artists, already-existing museum formats were equipped with TANDEMs, so that the entire museum became involved in a process of transformation.
The art mediators from the Kunstmuseum work with artists from the Kunsthaus KAT18; together they look after the museum guests in the framework of the museum courses for preschool children and the family studio on Sundays. Tandem workshops had already taken place previously in the framework of the “Geisterbahn” (film), an exhibition presented in 2015 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn by the artist Tanja Geiß, who is involved with the Kunsthaus KAT18.
The publication “TANDEM IN DER KUNSTVERMITTLUNG” (“Tandem in Art Outreach”) presents the project in detail. It offers an easy-to-read introduction into the theme of the Tandems with five artists from the Kunsthaus KAT18 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. The publication describes the steps, emphases and results of the collaboration among all participants.
The film “IM TANDEM” provides an insight into the concept and atmosphere of the work in tandem with children.
We thank the Gold-Kraemer-Stiftung for its three-year support of the project.