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. 25.05.
14:30 Uhr

2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Carola Horster | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus“, 12.04.2019 - 11.08.2019

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So. 26.05.
14:30 Uhr

2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Carola Horster | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus“, 12.04.2019 - 11.08.2019

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Di. 28.05.
16:00 Uhr

2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „2 von 14. Zwei Kölnerinnen am Bauhaus“, 12.04.2019 - 11.08.2019

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acitivities (in German only)

Sa. 25.05.
14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Kurs | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Rund oder Eckig

Für: Kinder ab 5 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Eva Schwering M.A. | Reihe: MuseumKinderZeit | Technik: Collage | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 9,00 | Material: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 23.05.2019 12.04.2019 - 11.08.2019

Anmeldung (Nur Anfrage, Anmeldeschluss abgelaufen)
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So. 02.06.
16:00 Uhr

Vortrag | Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Vom Bauhaus an die Bühne. Marianne Ahlfeld-Heymann und ihr Frühwerk

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Rebekka Zajonc M.A., Frankfurt | Treffpunkt: Overstolzensaal | Preis: € 3,00 12.04.2019 - 11.08.2019

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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

Erik Kessels. Archive Land (part of Artist Meets Archive)

May 4, 2019 to June 2, 2019

With the installation ‘Archive Land’, Dutch artist Erik Kessels will open the MAKK’s photographic archive to the public. Resembling huge playing cards, Kessels uses the (photo)graphic plates as remnants to create a walk through installation and a temporary ‘excavation site’. Artist Meets Archive is a project by Internationale Photoszene Köln in cooperation with Cologne-based photographic collections and archives.

2 of 14. Two Cologne-born Artists at the Bauhaus

April 12, 2019 to August 11, 2019

The exhibition honors the work of the ceramic artist Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein (1899-1990) in combination with stage designs by her cousin Marianne Ahlfeld-Heymann (1905-2003), both of whom studied at the Bauhaus.

All the World's A Stage? Comparing European Theatres, Operas and Concert Halls

March 30, 2019 to June 30, 2019

The exhibition presents a total of 19 European stage buildings, including both renovations of historic buildings (e.g. London, Cologne, Lyon, Dresden, Berlin) and spectacular new buildings (e.g. Oslo, Copenhagen, Liverpool, Athens, Hamburg). Each stage construction is presented and compared with impressive photos, plans, data and facts. The exhibition at the MAKK will be accompanied by an extensive supporting programme in cooperation with the Bühnen Köln.

Vorschau

manu factum 2019

Staatspreis für Kunsthandwerk in NRW

31. August bis 13. Oktober 2019

Zum 29. Mal wird dieser deutschlandweit bedeutendste Preis für Handwerk, Design und angewandte Kunst in den Themenbereichen Möbel, Skulpturen, Schmuck, Kleidung, Medien und Wohnen vergeben. Handwerkliche Präzision und innovative Gestaltung sind dabei ebenso gefragt wie der experimentelle Umgang mit dem Material. Die Ausstellung zeigt alle nominierten Arbeiten.

Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound

13. September 2019 bis 8. März 2020

Norman Seeff zählt zu den berühmtesten Porträtfotografen der USA und lichtete das Who is Who der Musik-, Kunst- und Filmszene der 1960er- bis 1980er-Jahre ab. „The Look of Sound“ vereint mehr als 170 Fotografien, darunter größtenteils originale Vintage Prints, aber auch Entwürfe, Collagen und Plattencover. Zudem sind Videos zu sehen, die während Seeffs Fotosessions entstanden sind.

Kölner Design Preis – Toby E. Rodes Award

25. Oktober bis 17. November 2019

In diesem Jahr wird der von der Estate Toby E. Rodes ausgelobte Kölner Design Preis zum 12. Mal vergeben. Prämiert werden herausragende Abschlussarbeiten von Designstudiengängen an Kölner Hochschulen. Die Ausstellung im MAKK umfasst die Arbeiten der Preisträger*innen und aller Nominierten.

 

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: 6,00 €, 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 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