|Editor||P. Cunningham (ed.) Identities and Citizenship Education: Controversy, crisis and challenges|
This article presents a cooperative project of the Department of Education and Communication of the German Historical Museum (DHM) in Berlin and the Social Studies Education Department at the University of Siegen. This study gives input on pedagogical approaches that combine early childhood education in museums with performative play-based learning processes. It describes an education-oriented museum project that has been running since the winter semester of 2012/13. It focuses on preschool children, who often have their own collections of things (Duncker, Kremling 2010) and have gained experience with the activity of collecting, which makes the collections and archives of the DHM accessible to them on that level.