We want to raise awareness through art and culture, science and research, training and advanced training of how the many facets of design influence every aspect of our lives, and to inspire people accordingly. In doing so, we focus on professional education, practical information and on a lively transfer of knowledge.  

Further training for educators


"Design" is seriously under-represented as an independent educational subject compared to other subjects and is generally integrated into art lessons. Through further training measures for educators and teachers the German Design Museum Foundation is making a contribution towards embedding the interdisciplinary subject of design within the school education system on a firmer basis: consciously taught as an interdisciplinary subject. Know-how and knowledge of design and decision-making processes in design also stimulate subjects in the fields of natural science, sociology and the social sciences.

We offer various suitable key topics in order to provide support for teachers interested in this in the form of accredited further training which is also recognised by the respective national departments of education. Design theory-related content and practical exercises are prepared in such a way that they can easily be transferred to the teaching. There is also the opportunity to develop further training measures for groups on an individual basis. We would be happy to advise you and to provide you with information!

Academic collaborations

The German Design Museum Foundation initiates and also facilitates new knowledge transfer through collaboration with academics and researchers. This initiative is kicked off by the evaluation of our design workshops in schools, each and every one of which is evaluated consistently using questionnaires. Students and teachers answer questions in this feedback analysis. The detailed results are continuously incorporated into the advanced training.

Current collaborations exist with the University of Vechta and the Philipps University Marburg.

Workshops at the Deutsche Architekturmuseum