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Project days

Delve into exciting topics, experience history and shape ideas! In our project day events, school children are introduced to various facets of Weimar Classicism and the modernist period.

Staging Goethe

In this project, pupils examine the different roles in which the poet presented himself or has been presented by others. In a guided tour of the Goethe exhibition, the pupils are presented with various writers’ portraits and are taught how to decipher them. In a follow-up photo workshop, the pupils divide into groups and create their own photographic artworks inspired by a writer’s portrait. The project day ends with a final presentation given to the entire group (or alternatively, in class at school).

  • Recommended for grades 6–10
  • Price: 8 euros per person 

How splendid nature shines on me!

In this project, the pupils are introduced to Goethe’s first years in Weimar. On a guided tour through the Park on the Ilm and the Goethe Gartenhaus, they learn about the role that nature played in Goethe’s work and daily life. Afterwards the pupils play writing games in groups which serve as inspiration for writing their own lines of verse. In a concluding workshop, these exercises are compiled into word-image combinations and (if desired) presented in front of the group.

  • Recommended for grades 6–10
  • Bookable from March to September
  • Price: 8 euros per person

The World in a Book

How does knowledge end up in a book? Using the example of Alexander von Humboldt’s travel journal in the Weimar library, this project invites pupils to search for and decipher clues about the background of historical books. The programme is a combination of a seminar, tour and workshop. On an independent (or guided) tour, the participants become acquainted with libraries as places of knowledge. This knowledge about the world developed in leaps and bounds around 1800. With his travel journals, Alexander von Humboldt revolutionised the way new discoveries about the world were conveyed. He developed new forms of presentation, combining academic and literary writings. Doing so, he catered to an audience that was starved for new reading material. The books in Weimar and their histories also shed light on Humboldt’s relationship to Goethe as a collector and director of the library.
The teacher handout can be used to prepare for and follow up an excursion to Weimar.

  • Recommended for grades 10-13
  • Price: 8 euros per person

The New Me

Project day at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar / Laboratory

Who will be the human of tomorrow? Based on questions addressed by the Bauhaus, we playfully investigate the images of mankind today. Using facial recognition software, we take a closer look at ourselves and try to outwit the “machine” with various design methods.

  • Bookable starting in June 2019
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours (+ 30 min. break)
  • Recommended for pupils, grade 5 and up
  • Price: € 8 per person (plus admission)

Design Machines

Project day at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar / Laboratory

Inspired by the kinetic sculptures created by the Bauhäusler, we develop innovative design machines which transform movements of everyday life into stories containing digital and analogue elements.

  • Bookable starting in June 2019
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours (+ 30 min. break)
  • Recommended for pupils, grade 7 and up
  • Price: € 8 per person (plus admission)

Hand-Bound

Project day at the Neues Museum Weimar / Book Workshop

The bookbinding workshop operated by Otto Dorfner is the same one that students of Henry van de Velde and the Bauhaus used to learn the trade. Now it’s also the first and only Bauhaus workshop which the public is free to use. In this project, we invite you to discover the world of bookbinding, experiment with materials and learn traditional bookbinding techniques. In the end, you can take home your own self-made, hand-bound booklet.

  • Bookable starting in June 2019
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours (+ 30 min. break)
  • Recommended for pupils, grade 5 and up
  • Price: € 8 per person (plus admission)

Designers – Makers – Utopians

Project day at the Neues Museum Weimar / Book Workshop

In this project we examine the legacy of those designers, makers and utopians who influenced the modernist movement in Weimar and throughout Germany around 1900. We invite you to slip into various roles of that time and work together to solve challenging design tasks.

  • Bookable starting in June 2019
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours (+ 30 min. break)
  • Recommended for pupils, grade 7 and up
  • Price: € 8 per person (plus admission)

Contact

Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.

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