MAKK_Museum for Applied Arts Cologne

Since 1989, Cologne’s second oldest museum has been presenting its extensive collections of handicrafts and design in the listed museum building designed by architect Rudolf Schwarz in the 1950s. In North Rhine-Westphalia, MAKK is the only one of its kind to offer the entire spectrum of European arts and crafts from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century with a focus on furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles and fashion, jewellery and metal art, graphics, paintings and sculpture.
The design department “Art + Design in Dialogue” focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century North American and Western European design. The concept is unique in Europe – design is not exhibited in isolation, but in dialogue with works of fine art, Mondrian and Rietveld!
The temporary exhibitions and the diverse event offerings of the MAKK reflect a variety of interests for visitors – from architecture and photography to all areas of handicraft and contemporary design.



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