The Ship of Tolerance

THE SHIP OF TOLERANCE by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

"The Ship of Tolerance is a very interesting project in the sense that it does bring people together. Repairing broken relationships, establishing connections, somehow clarifying goals not only for the children but strangely for adults as well”

Emilia Kabakov


If your school wants to participate:

Download and use the Classroom Activity Plan to spark a conversation about diversity and tolerance in your classroom.

Email us your students’ reflections on how we can build a better and more welcoming society to Kate Forde, Head of Education & Engagement here.

  • “Since wars being in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed”
    UNESCO Constitution
  • “ “London is a beacon of inclusiveness and acceptance, so there really is no better place to display the Ship of Tolerance. The project is a wonderful example of the power of art to unite communities and inspire young people.” ”
    Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries


The mission of the Ship of Tolerance is to educate and connect young people from different continents, cultures, and identities through the language of art.

If you are interested in supporting this fantastic international art installation featuring the ideas and voices of hundreds of children and young people from London then get in touch and be part of its voyage to the River Thames in September 2019.

Download the project overview here.

To find out more about this project please contact

Adrian Evans, Director
0207 928 8998

Produced by

  • Art Action Change


Sofia Baratieri Weinstein
Digital Brand Consultant, Executive Committee member and Patron of the BFC Fashion Trust UK andCo-founder of the Italian Camera della Moda.

Sylviane Destribats
Founder of The NDL Foundation


Aladin Aladin - Artist, Professor and Strategic Consultant
Martha Abbruzzese - Director of Philanthropy Alan Howard Family Office
Sarah Bailey - Executive Brand Editor, Porter Magazine
Mollie Dent Blockenhurst - Director Future Pace
Jacaranda Caracciolo - Art Patron
Aaron Cezar - Director Delfina Foundation
Marie-Laure de Clermont Tonnerre - Founder Spirit Now London
Ellen Comberg - Chairwoman of the Advisory Board, Global Female Leaders
Sophie Djorkaeff - Photographer
Xenia Geroulanos - Director Thaddeus Ropac
Maria Kastani - Fashion Entrepreneur
Maria Mattsson Louguinets - Head of Developpement Bonhams, Art Patron
Marina Nubo - Cosmetic Designer
Isabella Prata - Mentor and Consultant in Innovation and Sustainabily, Member of the United Nations committee for refugees
Laurence Vandenborre - Founder, Director The Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission


Princess Alia Al Senussi - Art patron, VIP Representative, Art Basel, Founding member of the Tate Committee for Middle Eastern and North Acquisitions


Ludovico Barattieri di San Pietro
River Blake
Elsie Luna
Joseph Morag
Orliana Morag
Lilly Platt