Barbara Kolb studied Art Education, Art History and Psychology at Augsburg University, Germany. Already during her studies she worked in the field of contemporary art mediation on numerous occasions. From 2003 to 2007 she curated various temporary exhibitions at the Museum of “The Augsburger Puppenkiste” and developed along with that innovative educational programs. Since 2009 she has been Head of Education at the State Textile and Industry Museum in Augsburg. In this function she has been developing participatory projects as well as curating temporary exhibitions. She has published on the role of didactics in contemporary museums.