Photography Education in Pace with Times

During the new building and renovation project of Fotomuseum Winterthur, numerous educational programmes – in the photo lab, in your classroom or in the exhibitions of Fotostiftung Schweiz – will continue to take place.

At Fotomuseum Winterthur, education is considered a key aspect of our work. In addition to exhibitions, publications and theory-driven investigations, education is one of the central pillars of our institution. Our educational activities take place not only on the museum’s premises but also on location at conferences, in schools, as guests of other institutions and online.

The rapid changes in photography call for active engagement. We are faced with new kinds of images every day. Photographers no longer necessarily press the shutter release, but copy, edit, remix and recontextualise existing material. They write codes and let algorithms generate images. Also, we are not merely consumers of images, but also produce and distribute them by posting them in social networks, sending them via instant messaging services or storing them in the cloud. At Fotomuseum Winterthur, we are very open and adventurous in our engagement with these changes, researching contemporary developments and participating in the discourse on photography. We are committed to a reflective examination of photographic media and wish to encourage an independent, thoughtful and creative use of media. For this reason we are expanding our educational program with a strong focus on image and media competence and reflect on the entire spectrum of photography.

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For Schools

In cooperation with Fotostiftung Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur runs a varied educational programme for school classes of all ages. We invite our visitors to take a photographic journey and discover the world of images. The programme includes workshops and dialogue-based tours related to our current exhibitions as well as workshops in our photo lab. On request, we are happy to hold project weeks on photographic topics. Image and Media Competence: Focus on the Digital Image Images circulating on …

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For Groups

Be it as a team outing, club event or family celebration, we organise the matching tour or an exciting workshop. You are given the chance to discover the current exhibitions, get to know our analogue photo laboratory, gather background information on the history of photography or become creatively active yourselves. We are happy to respond to your specific wishes  

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For Families

In cooperation with Fotostiftung Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur organises a variety of activities for families. With its alternating programme, the children’s workshop Sunday Early Bird introduces children aged 5 to 12 to the world of photography while their parents can participate in a guided tour through one of the exhibitions either at Fotomuseum Winterthur or Fotostiftung Schweiz. Special days like the Pinhole Camera Day or the International Museum Day offer a diversified programme of worksh…

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For Adults

Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz have varied offerings for adults, allowing them to discover the current exhibitions, the analogue photo laboratory and more. Every Wednesday and Sunday, we take turns with Fotostiftung Schweiz in holding guided tours supplying plenty of background information on the current exhibitions. In addition, special guided tours with artists, curators and other experts give a specific insight into our current exhibitions. If you’d rather be creatively active…

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