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)

Sa. 07.12.
14:30 Uhr

Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Petra Hengholt | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound“, 13.09.2019 - 08.03.2020

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So. 08.12.
14:30 Uhr

Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums | Mit: Petra Hengholt | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound“, 13.09.2019 - 08.03.2020

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Mi. 11.12.
16:30 Uhr

Lichtblicke - Leuchten in der Designabteilung

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Susanne Pressner | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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acitivities (in German only)

Ab Fr. 06.12.
19:00 Uhr

Event | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Super Fashion Markt

Für: Alle

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Ab Sa. 07.12.
10:00 - 19:00 Uhr

Event | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Super Fashion Markt

Für: Alle

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Guided tours can be booked for groups and are available in a variety of languages.

Führung

Guided tour: MAKK kompakt – a museum worth getting to know

Just enough time for a quick peep? This guided tour gives you an insight into the history and architecture of the museum and its rich collection, and takes a closer look at the MAKK’s Top Ten from the Middle Ages to the present day. The tour is thus ideal for getting a comprehensive, yet condensed overview of the only museum of its kind in the state of NRW.  

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students |
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

This tour cannot be booked for several groups at a time.

Führung

Guided tour: Beautiful interiors

Choice furniture, sophisiticated technology, precious materials – the MAKK makes all your dreams of beautiful interiors from the past come alive. The tour includes furnishings and movables that are representative and typical of particular eras – from scissors chairs to Tiffany lamps. When people’s aspirations for their own home become more sophisticated, this leads to the desire to equip it with practical and attractive furniture. What these aspirations look like and how they change can be clearly seen in the development of different types of furniture and their functions, their ornamentation reflecting the prevailing taste of an era, and the materials and techniques that were the fashionable at the time.

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can not be booked for several groups at a time.

 
 
 

current Exhibition

Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound

September 13, 2019 to March 8, 2020

Norman Seeff is one of the most famous portrait photographers in the USA and photographed the who's who of the music, art and film scene of the 1960s to 1980s. "The Look of Sound" combines more than 170 photographs, including mostly original vintage prints, but also sketches and collages. Also on view are videos taken during Seeff's photo sessions.

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The Pentagon Group Design

January 13, 2020 to April 26, 2020

In the 1980s, the Neues Deutsches Design revolutionised the appreciation of design and forged a link with art and music. One of the movement’s protagonists was the Cologne design group Pentagon, founded in 1985 by Gerd Arens, Wolfgang Laubersheimer, Reinhard Müller, Ralph Sommer and Meyer Voggenreiter. This show puts furniture, drafts and drawings into their 1980s and 1990s context.

Hans Kotter / Licht - Farbe - Raum

March 11, 2020 to April 26, 2020

DE Die Arbeiten des in Berlin lebenden Künstlers Hans Kotter konzentrieren sich auf die physikalisch-, künstlerischen Grundelemente Licht – Farbe – Raum. Sein Interesse gilt ihrem Erscheinen und ihrer Wirkung unter unterschiedlichen materiellen Bedingungen. Dabei entstehen sowohl minimalistische Einzelobjekte als auch raumgreifende Installationen. Die Ausstellung ist Teil der internationalen Lichtkunstprojektes „Collumina II“, die vom 11. bis 14. März in Köln stattfindet.

 

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