The Academy of Fine Arts Munich (Department for Art Education) has been working with partner universities in Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Hong Kong and Oman since autumn 2018. In this context, the Academy of Fine Arts cooperates with important institutions in Munich:


  • Professor of Islamic Art History / African Art History at the LMU (Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pinther, Niklas Wolf M.A.),
  • Museum Five Continents (Dir. Dr. Uta Werlich, Dr. Stefan Eisenhofer)
  • State Institute for School Quality and Educational Research (ISB, StD Werner Bloß and six model schools)
  • Cultural Department of the City of Munich (Dr. Martin Rohmer)


In this network, we develop teaching material for global learning in the school subject of visual art. This teaching material is always based on concrete objects or images. For teaching we examine them with theoretical as well as artistic methods. Outstanding cooperation exits with our international partners:


  • University of Education in Winneba (Ghana)
  • University of South Africa in Pretoria (South Africa)
  • University of Yaoundé I / Libre Academie des Beaux-arts (LABA) in Douala (Cameroon)
  • Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
  • Technical University Nairobi (Kenya)
  • University of Education Hong Kong


This makes it possible to develop transnational and multiple perspectives on the selected visual worlds and thus also on the world views behind them. In this way, we can reposition the disciplines of art education and art history, as well as their approaches and methods, in the context of global development and current postcolonial discourses.

In the course of the project, seminars for students, art workshops, exhibition projects and transnational meetings with our partners will take place at the Art Academy and the LMU. An advisory board has been set up to support project management and scientific monitoring.

The project will initially run until the final conference in the winter semester 2021/22. We will bring together the results achieved so far in a handbook and an online portal. These are available to universities and schools. In this way it will be possible to integrate 'global learning' and 'sustainable development' more intensively into artistic education and university work. Teacher training plays a special role in this.

Project Management: Ernst Wagner, Albert Hien, Louisa Abdelkader, Johannes Kirschenmann, Hubert Sedlatschek

The project is supported and promoted by Engagement Global with funds from the BMZ, the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture and the Bavarian State Chancellery.