Summer School: Museum, Storytelling & Digital Media, 13 - 19 September 2015, Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany


June 12, 2015


Event Date:

September 13, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Opportunity Cover Image -  Summer School: Museum, Storytelling & Digital Media, 13 - 19  September 2015, Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany

Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, 13.-19.09.2015

Deadline 12. Juni 2015

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Institute of Art History), Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kamp-Lintfort (Faculty Environment and Energy) and the Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation in Bedburg-Hau have cooperated in organising and offering a summer school on digital media concepts for art education. The project is going to be funded by the VolkswagenStiftung and will start in September 2015.

What kind of impact does modern information technology have on traditional exhibition concepts and art education? The use of social media channels and digital media in the field of knowledge transfer offers new chances for exhibitions and the presentation of art collections which need to be discussed. The Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation houses the largest collection of works by Joseph Beuys worldwide and is an ideal setting to study, experience and apply state-of-the-art information technology to the field of art education. The summer school aims at developing a new and pioneering approach using Storytelling as a method to communicate the challenging works by Beuys to a large audience. The upcoming 30th anniversary of Beuys‘ death surely would be a good opportunity to present such a novel approach. 

The interdisciplinary composition of our summer school is going to bring together an impressive array of research and knowledge exchange activity. Fields of specialism range from art history, media technology and art education to information science and museology. Museum staff, technicians, educationalists and art historians are going to meet in an international surrounding and enter into a creative and productive dialogue that aims at inspiring junior scientists to explore new fields of research. The contemplative Museum Schloss Moyland offers a perfect environment for discussing the question of tomorrow’s art education.

The summer school is going to attend to a wide range of questions concerning the benefits and chances which the digital revolution might offer for future exhibitions and museums.  Due to the interdisciplinary network of institutions, scientists, students and museum experts we will be able to offer an application and results-oriented exchange about the perspectives of digital Storytelling for museums.
Prerequisites for attending

  • The summer school will be held in English and German. Active proficiency in either English or German is required, as is at least passive understanding of English 
  • Strong affinity for new digital media and interests for innovative technologies
  • Deep interest in art and culture, in particular in the work of Joseph Beuys 
  • Good team working skills and experience with international cooperation
  • Enthusiasm about interdisciplinary work 
  • High level of self-initiative and creativity

Target Groups

  • MA students, postgraduates, Ph. D. students and junior scientists in relevant fields. These include,  but are not limited to, the liberal arts, technological areas, and design, as for example art history, cultural or communication studies, computer science, communication design 
  • Scientists in theory and practice in fields such as mentioned above 


  • Personal data sheet
  • Letter of intent (one page maximum)
  • Please apply by email and send your documents in PDF format to       
  • Deadline 12th of June, 2015 

Selection Process

  • Following the application phase, all applications received will be examined and suitable participants will be selected by the end of June. There are 30 places available. 
  • All applicants will be informed of the results by email at the beginning of July. 
  • If you have to waitlist, we will inform you about your status by the end of July.

Travel Expenses/ Board and Lodgings

  • We will be able to refund travel expenses up to 200€ p.p. Please note that you will have to hand in expense vouchers.
  • From 13 to 19 September 2015, summer school participants will be accommodated free of charge in shared rooms.
  • We are happy to provide free catering. 

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulli Seegers
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf 

Further Information

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May 08, 2015