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Multaka Kids

The education system in Iraq is centralized. Even so, there are differences in the curriculum between the autonomous region of Kurdistan and the rest of the country. The Iraqi school system is characterized by traditional and extremely rigid teaching methods. Frontal teaching leaves little room for individual learning and the development of their creativity. Archaeological museums, on the other hand, offer visual incentives through their exhibition spaces to illustrate historical and social topics. The project aims to create sustainable cooperation between schools and museums. In the joint work with students, modern approaches to conveying culture and education should be practiced and firmly anchored. In this project, education should priorities on dealing with cultural heritage in a way that focuses on students' ability to act, emotionality and self-reflection. This project aims to counteract ideologizations in Iraqi history in the long term by conveying a participatory approach to cultural heritage.

  • Multaka Kids © Goethe Institut - Iraq
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Multaka Kids aims to anchor new approaches in cultural and educational mediation for pupils. Teachers, museum educators, artists, social workers and others take part in workshops with their ideas for museum pedagogy. Together they develop concepts for innovative museum visits for schoolchildren and implement them afterwards. The children and young people are thus given the opportunity to engage with their cultural heritage in a personal, participatory way.

In addition, a network conference is held annually with the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, the Antiquities Authority, artists, cultural mediators and teachers from Germany and Iraq. During the conference, Iraqi and German experts in museum education provide input and participants share their practical experiences to formulate needs analyses and recommendations for action in museum education in Iraq.


Mutaz Abdulrahman © Privat

Mutaz Abdulrahman

Mina Basergan © Privat

Mina Basergan