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Museum as an educational institution

"The Federal Government is committed to making inclusive learning a matter of course in Germany. Kindergartens and day-care centres, schools, universities and institutions of further education should focus on and support all people in their uniqueness and with their individual needs from the very beginning."

Only if museums achieve this goal, which is set out in the "National Action Plan of the Federal Government implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, they can continue to be they can continue to be perceived as important educational institutions.

Source: Das inklusive Museum – Ein Leitfaden zu Barrierefreiheit und Inklusion Herausgeber: Deutscher Museumsbund e. V., Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e. V. und Bundeskompetenzzentrum Barrierefreiheit e. V.

Kuntaa Dominic Dekumwine describes the possibilities of museums as places of social inclusion. In order to maintain the social harmony of a society, museums must also address their offerings to minorities. The task of museums also includes a commitment to social integration (Dekumwine 2012, 35-36)


Dr Dickson Adom sees the future of Ghana's museums in the social integration of different social groups of the Ghanaian population. Social thresholds have to be dismantled. Large parts of the population are to be included and addressed by museum content (Dickson 2021, 31).

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Philipp Schramm

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