Heart for Art Educational Programme Reaches Thousands of Children in America
Art education introducing Vincent van Gogh’s work and life in full swing in Houston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York.
After DHL Express became the official logistics partner of the Van Gogh Museum in 2020, the museum welcomed DHL as its main partner in June 2022.
Drawing on the educational experience of the Van Gogh Museum and the global reach of DHL, the partners will work together over the next three years towards the shared ambition of making a positive impact on the lives of new generations around the world through Van Gogh’s masterpieces.
Both companies value employability and education. As part of its sustainability roadmap, Deutsche Post DHL Group invests 1 percent of the Group’s net profits in social impact initiatives each year.
Through its GoTeach program, DHL supports children and young people by providing the building blocks for better employment opportunities. The Van Gogh Museum is known for its educational impact, developing interactive lessons and teaching resources for primary and secondary schools for decades.
This knowledge and experience will come together in the educational programme Heart for Art.
The DHL x Van Gogh Museum Heart for Art educational programme is developed especially for children with no or limited access to art education. Teachers are trained by experienced Van Gogh Museum educators in special sessions – either on location or online – and will share the acquired knowledge with their colleagues.
A Van Gogh Museum Edition – a 3D, high-quality reproduction of a Van Gogh artwork – is delivered to each participating school to help bring the lessons to life. DHL will provide full service shipping and logistics coordination of the Van Gogh Museum Edition and all necessary teaching materials.
The programme will first roll-out in American cities with the intention to expand globally in the upcoming years.
Interested to find out more about options to participate in the programme? Please send an email to email@example.com.
As partner of the Van Gogh Museum, DHL Express facilitates worldwide delivery of purchases made in the Van Gogh Museum Shop and webstore in a more sustainable way using DHL GoGreen Climate Neutral shipping.
This means that all products inspired by Van Gogh’s works, and the corresponding stories, are available to everyone. The package’s journey, from the museum shop leading up to the courier arriving at your door, has been captured in a special video.
The Van Gogh Museum receives an annual DHL GoGreen Climate Neutral certificate, which provides insight into the emissions from the transportation of the shipments, and how these emissions are offset in climate protection projects.
Together with DHL we offset a total of 70,982.16 kg CO2e in 2021. More information about DHL's GoGreen Climate Neutral Programme can be found on their website.