BOOKING AND INFORMATION
Booking and Information
T: +43-(0)2243-370 50 150
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Further Information (Offers for Schools)
T: +43-(0)664-848 58 85
Art Education at the Essl Museum
Comprehensive art education activities are offered to visitors of all ages and
walks of life. They include guided tours, art talks, workshops, projects, seminars,
training events and receptions. In addition, tailor-made education offers are
developed exclusively for the staff members of bauMax and the Essl Museum. A specific
method of promoting art comprehension at the Essl Museum is a combination of talks
in front of original artworks and hands-on testing of the visitors’ own
creativity at the museum art studio. This approach was developed on the basis
of the specificities of the collection.
A particular focus concerns long-term education offers for groups that regularly
visit the museum (cf. Caritas patronage, education activities for apprentices,
Apart from their educators’ activities the team also takes on editorial
work, such as creating texts for exhibitions, catalogues and artists’ biographies.
In order to ensure close co-operation between curators and art educators and a
seamless flow of information within the team, there is always one art educator
responsible for each exhibition, which also includes curatorial input in co-operation
with the art collectors when deciding about the presentation of the collection.
Since the inauguration of the Museum in 1999, the team has been collaborating
closely with their colleagues at the Museum and has acquired detailed and profound
expertise about the content of the collection. This is a special characteristic
and also a valuable resource of the Art Education Department at the Essl Museum.