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Through interactive and entertaining formats and exciting interdisciplinary educational offerings, the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss also provides young museum visitors with individual access to art and cultural history objects.

Thanks to innovative educational formats on exciting topics such as AI or the surprising interfaces between the natural sciences and art, a visit to the museum becomes a real experience.

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M1n3rva - Play the Game! (7th to 13th grade)


The gifted developer in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) Prof. Ayumi Schwarz has made a catastrophic mistake: The AI she developed, called M1n3rva, was supposed to be "just" an interactive guide for the museum. But now it has taken on a life of its own and evolved menacingly to destroy all man-made art. Wisely, Prof. Schwarz has built a reset mode into the application that can be used to stop her AI. Can the students help her disable M1n3rva and save the museum's art? Now it's man versus machine! Whose side are you on?

Useful hints:

It is recommended to download the app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android) before arriving at the museum. The app can be downloaded for free on all common smartphones. An "emergency tablet" is also available at the cash desk.

As one of the first museums in NRW, the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss has developed a digital game for the target group of 12 to 18-year-olds. The students use their own smartphones to go on an interactive search for clues. In this way, important art-historical content is conveyed digitally in front of original works in the museum.

The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the action program "Catching up with Corona!

Subjects: Philosophy, ethics, art, computer science

Duration: 60 min.

Cost: 75,- € if a guide is booked, who first gives an introduction to the museum's collection and then actively accompanies the game. The format can also be booked without a guide and is then free of charge.

Fantastic color experiments (5th to 10th grade)


How do we actually perceive colors? What happens when colors are mixed, and how can they be separated again? And can colors be changed with the help of chemical processes? In three exciting color experiments, you will learn surprising facts about the different properties of colors, about their changeability, and also about how they can influence your perception: Find out if blue is blue and red is red? What happens when you bathe everything in yellow light? And how much color is actually in the colors white and black?

Short guided tour (optional)

Through the presentation of three selected objects, each representing an era, the three primary colors red, yellow and blue are illuminated. The students are involved in the tour by asking questions about the content of the pictures and their current understanding of color. In this way, it is shown that the symbolic value of color is always temporally, culturally and contextually conditioned and in a constant state of change. (This part can be shortened to one color example).


With the Fantastic Color Experiments, the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss is offering a school program in MINKT format for the first time by combining art and science. MINKT is short for: Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Art and Technology.

During the workshop, the students will learn that color perception is something subjective and that everyone perceives colors differently and that the symbolic meaning of colors can change over time. At the same time, the students' scientific interest will be awakened. The goal of the workshop is for the participants to go home with the feeling that they have explored and discovered something for themselves, that they have acquired knowledge.

Subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Art

Duration: 120 min.

Costs: 150,- €

Teaching on the original (5th to 13th grade)

Guided tour

During a visit to the museum, students receive exciting and age-appropriate information about objects from the collection or a special exhibition, can enter into a personal dialogue with works of art, and then creatively implement their impressions themselves.

Practical part

The cooperative projects cover one school semester. At the end, we show the practical work of the students in a small presentation in the museum.


The aim of the format is to reintroduce the young generation, which is growing up in the awareness of the unlimited reproducibility of images, to the uniqueness of the original. The cooperation over a school semester enables an intensive creative and individual examination of a work or works from the museum's collection or a special exhibition. The final presentation of the work in the museum makes teaching on the original a unique experience.

Subject: Art, interdisciplinary

Duration: one school semester

free of charge

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