Kinder-Reich: the Gemäldegalerie for Kids

The Painter's Workshop

Gallery of Old Masters

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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

In the 'Kinder-Reich' at the Gemäldegalerie, children can find out for themselves how Dutch 17th-century paintings were created. In a diverse range of activities and learning approaches, they discover many facts on the processes and work steps involved in the painters' workshops, the training painters received and the materials and techniques used at the time.

Kinder-Reich is divided into three areas:

  • the stage-like reconstruction of a painter's workshop
  • the 'learning buffet' with display boards and visual aids dealing with the topics of support medium, tools and the origin of paints
  • the depiction of a workshop with a Q&A game.

The reconstruction allows children to get a real, hands-on feel of what a workshop was like, while numerous utensils, tools and raw materials give a clear visual insight into the painting process in the leaning buffet. Finally, a ten-part Q&A game informs children on the running of a painter's workshop, as demonstrated in a large work by the artist Johannes Stradanus.

Families can go on a journey of discovery here before or after viewing the actual masterpieces in the Gemäldegalerie itself. They can learn things together, find out more about the techniques and materials used by the artists.

School groups can visit Kinder-Reich with the Gemäldegalerie's own art appreciation teachers. The wealth of visual aids just a few paces away from our unique collection of old masters gives a whole new twist to the art appreciation class.

The new place of learning has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein, the traditional society of friends for the Gemäldegalerie and Sculpture Collection.

Note:
A range of one-hour events are on offer, suitable for children attending primary school, which combine a visit to Kinder-Reich and the permanent collection.

Kinder-Reich is only designed to assist in art appreciation. Practical work is possible in three-hour events held in our educational workshop, Studio MP.

Information and booking: Phone +49 30 266424242

Gallery of Old Masters
Matthäikirchplatz 4
10785 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
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Monday
closed
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

Visitors must book a time-slot ticket online, at: www.smb.museum/tickets.

In accordance with the measures announced by the Berlin Senate on 29 March 2021, all visitors to the museums must present a negative COVID-19 test result for a current point-of-care (PoC) antigen test (so-called corona quick test) that has been carried out the same day or a negative result for a current PCR test that is no more than 24 hours old. Self-tests are not acceptable for this purpose. Even people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 must present a negative test result. Information on test centres can be found at: www.test-to-go.berlin.

Visitors are also required to wear an FFP2 face mask in all indoor areas of the museums.

1. January
12:00 - 18:00
8. March
11:00 - 18:00
1. May
11:00 - 18:00
3. October
11:00 - 18:00
24. December
Closed
25. December
11:00 - 18:00
26. December
11:00 - 18:00
31. December
Closed
Admission price
10,00 €
Reduced price
5,00 €

Free admission for children and and young people up to the age of 18.

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