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.

 
 

public guided tours (in German only)

So. 21.03.
11:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Was glitzert denn da?

Für: Kinder ab 8 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Susanne Lang M. A. | Reihe: Kinderführung | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | Anmeldung bis: 18.03.2021 | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Danish Jewellery Box. Zeitgenössisches Schmuckdesign“, 02.02.2021 - 18.04.2021

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Di. 23.03.
16:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Hélène Binet. Das Echo von Träumen. Gottfried Böhm zum 100. Geburtstag

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Theda Pfingsthorn | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Anmeldung bis: 16.03.2021 | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Hélène Binet – Das Echo von Träumen. Gottfried Böhm zum 100. Geburtstag“, 23.10.2020 - 28.03.2021

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So. 04.04.
11:00 - 11:30 Uhr

Was glitzert denn da?

Für: Kinder ab 8 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Karina Castellini M. A. | Reihe: Kinderführung | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | Anmeldung bis: 01.04.2021 | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Danish Jewellery Box. Zeitgenössisches Schmuckdesign“, 02.02.2021 - 18.04.2021

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acitivities (in German only)

Di. 09.03.
16:00 - 16:30 Uhr

Kurzvortrag | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

MAKKintro: Re- und Upcycling im Design

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Anja Reincke M. A. | Treffpunkt: Overstolzenssal | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Anmeldung bis: 03.03.2021

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Sa. 13.03.
14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Kurs | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Schmuckstück!

Für: Kinder ab 8 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Dr. Julia Rusch | Reihe: Kinderwerkstatt | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 9,00 | Material: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 11.03.2021 02.02.2021 - 18.04.2021

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current Exhibition

Danish Jewelery Box

Contemporary Jewelery Design

February 16, 2021 to April 18, 2021

The about 200 selected pieces will provide an impressive panorama of contemporary jewellery design from Denmark. The presentation will play with thematic juxtapositions such as ‘Body and Jewellery’ or ‘Identity and Diversity’, thus creating an intriguing and extraordinary perspective of the complexity of jewellery art. The exhibition will also feature some The exhibition will be part of the 2020 German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship.

Hélène Binet – Echoes and Reveries

To Gottfried Böhm's centenary

October 23, 2020 to March 28, 2021

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.

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Artist Meets Archive – Rosângela Rennó

May 22, 2021 to July 4, 2021

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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