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K20. Thinking workshop museum

The event took place in the winter semester 2012/13.


  • Dr. Niklas Gliesmann, History of Art (Faculty of Art and Sport Sciences)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel, (Project Management), Chair of Art History (Faculty of Art and Sport Sciences)
  • Year 11 of the Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Dortmund


Start/Introduction: Tues., 23.10.2012, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Room 4.234 and on-site appointments

Project day: Friday, 18.01.2013, 10:00-2:30 p.m. in K20

Event with pupils from a grammar school

The Kunstsammlung NRW (Art collection NRW) (K20) with its important collection for the study of art and art history offers many opportunities to deal with remarkable works (and the exhibition of the same) in depth. Every student should visit it (several times) during their studies. Important works of painting and sculpture in the Düsseldorf collection allow direct viewing and research of original works, access to the context and history of the works and the possibility of "intellectual networking" between the different areas. At best, this leads to a deeper understanding of the history of art and culture since the beginning of the 20th century, but also to the realisation of the necessity of communicating these works.

But what does "museum think tank" mean? Why create a space within a space? Is it possible to learn tools of the trade that can be used to create something new in such an imaginary workshop? What products are possible and how is the product of the workshop then offered? Building on the experiences of previous semesters, a project is being continued here and at the same time newly developed in terms of content, which brings together students of art at the TU Dortmund with the Kunstsammlung NRW and in particular with pupils in grade 11 of a grammar school. In the course of the semester, we will work on the above-mentioned aspects using selected works, conceive mediation, and incorporate everything into a thematic guided tour for small groups of pupils conducted by you as Ciceroni.

Start/Introduction: Thurs., 11.10.2012, 10:00 - 12:00 a.m.

Room 4.234 and dates on site

Friday, 30.11.2012, 3:15-5:30 p.m.  in the city church St. Reinoldi

Precious windows: painting with the sun

Friday, 14.12.2012, 3:15-5:30 p.m. in the City Church St. Petri

Participants in the museum © Niklas Gliesmann​/​TU Dortmund
Image of the dialog "K20. Denkwerkstatt Museum" - Denkwerkstatt Museum by Niklas Giesmann
 A woman points a magic wand at a picture, with a woman and a man standing around it © Niklas Gliesmann​/​TU Dortmund
Image for the dialog "K20. Denkwerkstatt Museum" Denkwerkstadt Museum Image 1 by Niklas Giesmann
A man stands on the left, hands in his pockets, on the left are three people bent over a flyer, another is photographing the group © Niklas Gliesmann​/​TU Dortmund
Image of the dialog "K20. Denkwerkstatt Museum" Denkwerkstatt Museum by Niklas Giesmann