Mercedes 300 SL "Gullwing" Coupé, Paul Bracq, Karl Wilfert, 1954/55, MAKK, photo: © RBA Cologne, Marion Mennicken
design collection MAKK, photo: © RBA Cologne, Marion Mennicken
design collection MAKK, photo: © RBA Cologne, Marion Mennicken
Edward Burne-Jones, detail paravent with personification of the four elements, Powell's Whitefriars Glass Works, approx. 1870-80, MAKK, photo: © RBA Cologne, Marion Mennicken


Michele De Lucchi "Earth Stations"

Thu, 19 Sep, 7 pm: Lecture (in English)

As an architect and designer, Michele De Lucchi has created iconic buildings and objects. In his Milan office, he brings together two disciplines with ease. But what drives the designer? What is his mission?
In cooperation with KAP Forum
Registration requested

Triumph of the Dream

Thu, 3 Oct 7 pm: cineMAKK

USA 2012 • 90‘. • English original version• Regie: Norman Seeff

Excerpts from Norman Seeff's interviews with members of the NASA team that was responsible for the design and the mission of the Mars Rover about pivotal moments leading up to the mission's success.

Norman Seeff's secret interest was in exploring creativity: during the photo shoots he often had filmed, he always asked the portrayed people what creativity meant to them. In 2004, he was invited by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California to document the work of NASA space scientists on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Creativity is explored here by Norman Seeff as the inner engine of scientific work. The result is the vivid documentary "Triumph of the Dream", which offers unique insights into the psyche of leading scientists and engineers.

Admission: 6 Euro, box office

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Closed on Mondays, except holidays

1st Thu of each month – Late Night Thursday from 10am–10pm, free admission for Cologne citizens, reduced admission for non Cologne-based visitors from 5pm on

Closed during the Carnival season and on Christmas Eve (24 Dec), Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Dec)

Due to refurbishment, noise may develop temporarily on weekdays during the day. The historical collections will be closed for several years due to refurbishment and new exhibition concept.

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