Bild Ausstellung Energie-Motoren - Deutsches Museum, München

Leibniz Centre of Excellence for Museum Education

The goal of the Center of Excellence for Museum Education is to think and advance empirical educational research on museums as informal places of learning and visitor research together. To this end, museums and educational research institutions from all over Germany have joined forces in the Center of Excellence to discuss central questions and to answer them empirically. The current research fields of the network are visitor research, informal learning as well as perception and information processing. 

Register now for our 3rd International Conference of the Competence Center Museum Education:

Museums as Social Institutions – Trust and Communities.

November 30-December 1, 2023, Mainz, Germany (hybrid conference)


The Center was founded by the eight Leibniz Research Museums and the four educational research institutions of the Leibniz Association as well as the Formal and Informal Learning Group of the Technical University of Munich. It is open to all other partners, museums as well as researchers from the field of informal learning.



Alexandra Busch (LEIZA)
Olaf Köller (IPN)
Lorenz Kampschulte (DM)


Siëlle Gramser (LEIZA)
Gun-Brit Thoma (IPN)