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A New Welcome

Foyer redesign

The MK&G launches a project to redesign its reception area. The entrance to the MK&G will be temporarily relocated to Julius-Kobler-Weg on the opposite side of the building, facing the city centre and rail tracks. All exhibitions and collection areas will remain open during the reconstruction phase. The new foyer will open in spring 2023.

The Hamburg design studio Besau Marguerre will take charge of designing the new foyer. Their concept includes spatial reorganisation for smoother reception processes. Clear visitor routing is another aim, accompanied by a new colour and lighting concept, improved acoustics as well as new reception desks, cloakrooms and lockers. Visitors will be welcomed by new lounge areas. In the course of the remodelling, the washrooms will be expanded and modernised. For improved and barrier-free orientation, tactile guidance systems will be installed.

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Blick auf das Museum vom Hauptbahnhof aus.


at MK&G

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Open project room and meeting place

The "Freiraum" is accessible free of charge during the museum's opening hours and welcomes visitors to relax, read, work and discuss.

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Blick in den Eingang des Freiraums vom Foyer des Museums. Links und rechts sind die Treppen des Haupttreppenhauses zu sehen.
Ein bunter Kronleuchter aus Plasik im Foyer des Museums.

Shaping the world

The MK&G

The MK&G collection ranges from antiquity to contemporary innovations, encompassing the European, East Asian and Islamic cultural areas. The museum regards itself as an institution for discourse and considers the designing of our world as one of the most significant issues of our time.

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our friends

Justus Brinckmann

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The Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft (JBG) accompanies and promotes the activities of the museum. Founded in 1886 by Justus Brinckmann as an arts and crafts association, the JBG is the oldest and, with currently 3,000 members, the largest support group of its kind.