Museum of Applied Arts

The MAKK (Museum of Applied Arts) is the only museum of its kind in North-Rhine Westphalia. Since 1989 its extensive collection has been presented at the museum’s venue in the heart of the city with views of the cathedral spires. The collection's exhibits span 800 years of European craftsmanship and 5,000 years of jewellery. A time journey through the centuries gives an insight into the rich artistic variety of styles in different eras.

The extensive collection is the result of generous art patronage and sponsorship. The most recent highlight of the collection was opened in 2008: the Design Department with its focus on North American and European design of the 20th and 21st centuries was considerably enlarged as a result of the acquisition of the R.G. Winkler Collection.

The Design section is closed due to refurbishment actually. Please find further informations here.

 
 

acitivities (in German only)

Di. 04.08.
16:00 - 16:30 Uhr

Kurzvortrag | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

MAKKintro: Von Space Age bis Memphis

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Cordula Reiter | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Anmeldung bis: 30.07.2020

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Do. 06.08.
17:00 - 17:30 Uhr

Kurzvortrag | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

MAKKintro: Design kompakt

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Anja Reincke M. A. | Preis: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 03.08.2020

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current Exhibition

Künstlerblick. Clemens. Sigmund & Siecaup

100 Years of the Clemens Collection

June 26, 2020 to September 27, 2020

The MAKK will be celebrating a special anniversary on 5th May, 2020: precisely one hundred years ago, the Wilhelm Clemens Collection was opened to the public with a ceremony held at the former building. The museum had once again received a generous donation that, in terms of scope and quality, has barely been surpassed ever since: about 1600 objects from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period provide a unique panorama of the skills of the artists and artisans from these epochs

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Guests at the MAKK: ökoRAUSCH. Exhibition for Design & Sustainability

August 28, 2020 to September 24, 2020

DE Die Ausstellung ist das Herzstück des ökoRAUSCH Festivals: zum zweiten Mal, und für vier Wochen, zu Gast im MAKK. Auf 250 Quadratmetern Fläche werden hochwertige, nachhaltige Produkte, innovative Designkonzepte und Positionen aktueller Kunst ausgestellt. Ob intelligent, provokant, mutig, unkonventionell, spielerisch oder trendy - Künstler*innen und Kreativunternehmer*innen zeigen die Vielfalt und die aktuellen Entwicklungen einer wachsenden Szene.

Hélène Binet – Echoes of Reverie. To Gottfried Böhm’s centenary

October 16, 2020 to December 20, 2020

On the occasion of Gottfried Böhm’s centenary, the MAKK has invited the internationally renowned London-based photographer Hélène Binet to create ‘portraits’ of selected religious buildings by the Cologne architect. Using compositions of light and shadow, architectural expert Binet reflects and highlights both the sculptural qualities and the materiality of the structures. The photos have been created exclusively for this exhibition.

Kölner Design Preis / Toby E. Rodes Award

November 20, 2020 to January 24, 2021

n 2020, the Cologne Design Prize, offered by the Estate Toby E. Rodes, will be awarded for the 13th time. As one of the most coveted awards for young design graduates, the prize honours the life and work of German-American designer Toby E. Rodes. The prize recognises outstanding graduation projects from students enrolled in design courses at Cologne-based universities.

Danish Jewelery Box

Contemporary Jewelery Design

November 28, 2020 to April 18, 2021

DE Schmuck als eigenständige Kunstform blickt in Dänemark auf eine lange Tradition zurück. Ein schlichter und gleichzeitig ausdrucksstarker Minimalismus gilt bis heute als Markenzeichen für dänische Schmuckkunst. Die Ausstellung bietet daher einen eindrucksvollen Einblick in 50 Jahre zeitgenössisches Schmuckdesign wozu die Danish Arts Foundation seit 1978 eine Schmucksammlung von rund 300 Objekten aufgebaut hat.

 

Address

An der Rechtschule
50667 Köln
T +49 221 221 23860
F +49 221 221 23885
makk@stadt-koeln.de

Opening hours

Tue to Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every 1st Thu of each month: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Admission

Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collections (incl. design department): 
Adults: 6 €, concession: 4 € 

Free admission for children up to 6 years, for Cologne residents up to 18 years, students (incl. 2 teachers per group), holders of the KölnPass, Cologne residents on their birthday

Free admission to the permanent collection on the 1st Thu of each month (except public holidays): for Cologne residents

Accessibility

The entrance area is accessible via a ramp. Toilets for disabled visitors. Lift to basement with toilets, 1st and 2nd floor.

Shop

Holtmann's im Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Tue to Fri 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, Sun, public holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1st Thu of each month late opening
1st Sun of each month 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

T +49 221 277 988-60
F +49 221 277 988-58
www.holtmanns.com 

Refreshments

Holtmann's im Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Tue to Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1st Thu of each month late opening

T +49 221 28064444

www.holtmanns.com 

Public transport

Public transport 
rail service, local trains (S-Ban): "Hauptbahnhof" (c. 10 min walk)
Bus, tram, underground: "Dom/Hauptbahnhof" (c. 10 min walk)
Car parks 
Am Dom / DuMont-Carré