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)

Fr. 14.12.
15:30 - 17:00 Uhr

Sehen, Staunen und (Be)Wundern – Die Neupräsentation der Graphischen Sammlung des MAKK

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Theda Pfingsthorn | Reihe: Akademieprogramm | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 4,50 | Anmeldung bis: 09.12.2018

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Sa. 15.12.
14:30 Uhr

34 x Design

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Erika Kämmerling | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „34 x Design“, 27.10.2018 - 27.01.2019

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Sa. 15.12.
15:00 - 16:30 Uhr

50 Jahre 1968er-Bewegung – 50 Jahre Flower Power? Faktencheck im Design der 60er und 70er Jahre

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Mareike Fänger | Reihe: Akademieprogramm | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 6,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Anmeldung bis: 10.12.2018

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acitivities (in German only)

Sa. 29.12.
14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Kurs | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Wohnen in der Zukunft

Für: Kinder ab 5 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Karina Castellini | Reihe: MuseumKinderZeit | Technik: Malen und Basteln | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 9,00 | Material: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 27.12.2018

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Do. 03.01.
19:00 - 21:30 Uhr

Kurs | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Andy Warhol - Pop goes Art: Ein Siebdruckworkshop mit Ehrenfeld Apparel

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Paul Kampfmann / Ehrenfeld Apparel | Technik: Siebdruck auf Stoff | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 18,00 | ermäßigt: € 10,50 | Material: € 2,00 | hinzu kommt: pro Tasche in Bio-Qualität: 4,00€ / Shirts in Bio-Fair-Qualität für 9,00€ | Anmeldung bis: 29.12.2018 01.09.2018 - 24.03.2019

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Dieser Kurs ist ausgebucht. Wir können Sie jedoch auf eine Warteliste setzen.

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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.

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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

34 x Design

October 27, 2018 to January 27, 2019

"34 x Design" brings together 34 international highlights of the MAKK's design collection in an exhibition. It reflects the change in taste and technology in nearly 100 years of design history: from Rietveld’s "Red Blue Chair" (1918) to the 3D printed "Generico Chair" from 2014.

Andy Warhol - Pop goes Art

September 1, 2018 to March 24, 2019

The Cologne Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK) will be staging the first-ever exhibition of a private collection that includes almost all of Andy Warhol’s album cover designs, as well as many of his sketches and other illustrations. Featuring both videos and audio clips, the Pop goes Art exhibition will live up to its title by showcasing the interaction of art and music.

Vorschau

100 Jahre lenkbares Licht

14. Januar bis 24. Februar 2019

Zeitgleich zur imm cologne und den PASSAGEN 2019 eröffnet das Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln „100 Jahre lenkbares Licht – Ursprung und Aktualität beweglicher Beleuchtung“ – eine Ausstellung, die auf die 100-jährige Geschichte sowie auf die erfinderischen und ästhetischen Dimensionen von lenkbaren Leuchten blickt.

2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus

12. April bis 11. August 2019

Die Ausstellung würdigt das Schaffen der Keramikkünstlerin Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein (1899-1990) in Kombination mit Bühnenentwürfen ihrer Cousine Marianne Ahlfeld-Heymann (1905-2003), die beide am Bauhaus studierten.

 

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.

carnival 2019:
closed 28 February, 3 and 4 March, open 1, 2 and 5 March!

 

Admission

Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collections (incl. design department): 
Adults: 6,00 €, concession: 3,50 € 

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 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 

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