Dear visitors,

we very much regret that we have to close our museum from Monday, 2.11. to 30.11.20 due to the new lockdown. During this period there will be no events. We are continuing to work as planned on the construction of our new special exhibition "RESIST! The Art of Resistance". The opening date has been postponed indefinitely. We will communicate the new opening date as soon as possible.

Follow us on our social media channels, where we will let you take a regular look behind the scenes over the next few weeks. Learn more about RESIST! and discover beautiful objects and their stories.

We hope to see you again in December at the museum! Stay healthy!

Your RJM Team

DIE BAUSTELLE - the open space of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum
since Dezember 2019

In conversation with the curatorial team Resist! Although increasingly intense about colonial history and its effects are spoken about, this is still rarely done today from the perspective of the colonized and their resistance stories are hardly part of the narratives and debates. This is why the RJM has made colonial and post-colonial resistance the theme of the major experimental and participatory special exhibition project "RESIST! The Art of Resistance". Come to the regular consultation hour Resist! in our new open space, "THE CONSTRUCTION SITE"/“DIE BAUSTELLE". Learn more from us about what we're up to. Come with us about resistance into conversation. What does resistance have to do with you? What are yourpersonal stories of resistance? Which stories of resistance should be part of the exhibition? In what way should these stories be shown and told? Admission is free. We are shaping the future of our museum together! 

People in their Worlds

Photo: Guido Schiefer

How do people organize their lives in different parts of the world and in different periods? What is the common link between us and other people and their life concepts? The theme-based exhibition “People in their Worlds” takes visitors on a fascinating and insightful voyage of discovery. Join us!


Opening Hours & Adress

Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum
Cultures of the world
Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Köln
+49 0221 / 221 - 313 56

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
(public holidays 10am-6pm)
Closed on Mondays