For Schools


22.04.2016 - 18.09.2016

Introduction for Teachers
Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 5 pm
With Karin Gimmi, Curator and Yolanda Ludwig, Staff Member Education

To register or if you have any questions, please contact:, Phone +41 43 446 66 20
Admission and the tour are free of charge.

Recommendations for teachers:
Discussion in the exhibition: war, images of the enemy, human rights

In war the life of “others” is regarded as of little importance, but what rights exist in war situations. How are images of enemies created, or to put it differently, do people need enemies? Is this something natural or, on the contrary, merely a construct that serves the interests of those in power? Why do children like war games, swords and guns? And finally: why, in times of war, do ethics and a sense of justice fail, across all social classes and genders? With Conradin Wolf, philosopher and professor ZHdK.

11 May 2016, 6 pm

Dialogue-based tours for school classes
Who is here the enemy?

Dialogue-based tour for the 3rd – 7th school year

In games and films it is often easy to work out who is a friend and who an enemy. Is this the same in the real world? In a joint discussion about the photos by artist Herlinde Koelbl we attempt to find out why it is that the enemy is always “the other”.

The game becomes serious – training for war
Dialogue-based tour for the 8th to 10th school year, vocational and secondary schools

What happens when a situation that we know only from games – if at all – suddenly becomes real? Who then takes on the role of the players or their opponents? What characterises the opposite side, which side do you identify with?  Although the real theatres of war are far away from our everyday world, we, too, can feel their effects. The exhibition “Targets – Photographs by Herlinde Koelbl” provided us with the idea of discussing the current political situation and how we are caught up in it.

Dates: By arrangement
Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Costs: CHF 150 per class and CHF 8 per person (reduced admission fee).
Admission for Swiss school classes (elementary level, high and secondary school) is free of charge. Please pay in cash at the ticket office.

School Visit without Tour
For organizational reasons we request you to register the visit by your school class. Admission for Swiss school classes (elementary level, high and secondary school) is free of charge.

Please register here.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:, Phone +41 43 446 66 20