Since April 2014 and with the start of the exhibition "Platz da! Kinder machen Stadt" (2014-2017) the actress Ulrike Folkerts, known as "Tatort" commissioner Lena Odenthal, is involved with a permanent museum sponsorship for the Kindermuseum in Berlin-Wedding. In the past she was already the umbrella woman of the world culture exhibition "Ganz weit weg - und doch so nah" (2006-2007 and 2012-2014). She is very familiar with the work, philosophy and aims of the museum.
Ulrike Folkerts on her commitment:
"For me there are several good reasons to be a godmother of the Labyrinth Children's Museum:
- I have been following the work of the museum for many years and I am impressed by the dedication and dedication with which diverse, imaginative exhibitions intended for children are created.
- A "WONDERORT for children", where young people have the chance to learn something for life by trial and error.
- I used to climb trees. The Labyrinth Children's Museum is at least as challenging for its young visitors.
Thanks to the team at the Children's Museum for choosing me as your godmother. Respect for your creative and committed ideas and your commitment to society. I wish you another successful exhibition and the generous support of small and big sponsors"!
Ulrike Folkerts, born in 1961 in Kassel, studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. Her career began in 1986 at the Oldenburg State Theatre. In 1988 she made her great breakthrough on television as Commissioner Lena Odenthal in the crime series "Tatort". In 2002 she received the "Bambi" as Germany's most popular television commissioner. In addition to her appearances on the crime scene, she can also be seen in numerous TV films, series and feature films, most recently in Hannes Stöhr's "Global Player - Wo wir sind isch vorne" (2013). In 2005 and 2006 she was the first woman to play the role of Death in the play "Jedermann" at the Salzburg Festival. Ulrike Folkerts has been involved in numerous social and cultural institutions and initiatives for years. Together with her partner she founded the association kulturvoll e.V. - for the cultural promotion of socially disadvantaged children and young people. In specially designed holidays, children between the ages of eight and twelve years are given the opportunity to spend one or several weeks on creative cultural holidays in the countryside via scholarships.