The Berliner Schulpate visit the URBAN NATION Museum

  • by Oluwaremi Dasho-Stierand

For the second time this year, the Berliner Schulpate  visited the URBAN NATION Museum. This time it was the Allegro Primary School, which was welcomed and greeted by the representatives of the Stiftung Berliner Leben. The pupils were accompanied by Xenia Müller, project officer of Stadtraum!Plus. The Berliner Schulpate are actively involved in developing the career aspirations of primary school pupils and introduce professions in a playful, practical and innovative way.

The visit began with an introduction to the URBAN NATION Museum. The museum promotes street art, urban art and graffiti, creative exchange between artists and Berliners, and integration and participation through cultural education programmes in Berlin’s neighbourhoods.

Afterwards, there was an interactive session with the students about the museum’s administrative and organisational management. The young people were very interested in learning about the tasks of the staff, the exhibition management and the daily operation of the museum. The young people were given an insight into how they can pursue a career as a curator or exhibition manager with a degree in art or cultural management and art education. There was also a question and answer section in which they participated with great engagement.

The second part of the visit was the guided tour through the exhibition TALKING…& OTHER BANANA SKINS. The young people were quick on their feet as they made their way through the different chapters of the exhibition. At the end of the visit, they had the opportunity to use Edding pens to immortalise themselves in the toilets of the museum, as most visitors of the museum do.