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MK&G messe 2024

From 1.–30. April 2024, applications can be submitted for the MK&G messe 2024. The call for applications is aimed at applied artists, craftspeople and designers working in any field and materials with a clear focus on producing their own works, one-offs and small-batch production.

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A New Welcome

MK&G opens new foyer

The MK&G welcomes visitors with a new foyer. The reception area was redesigned by the Hamburg firm Studio Besau Marguerre and the remodelling work was carried out in collaboration with SWP-Architekten. Sprinkenhof GmbH supervised the project planning. The design concept focuses in particular on clear routing and rapid orientation for visitors. A new colour scheme and improved acoustics create a pleasant atmosphere. Both the visitor experience and security in the museum are enhanced while services are taken to a new level.




On permanent display at the MK&G

The popular installation "Shylight" by artist duo DRIFT is on permanent display in the MK&G. The kinetic sculpture with magnificent silk flowers that gracefully unfold and retract was exhibited as part of the exhibition "DRIFT. Moments of Connection". Property of the Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen - acquired for the MK&G 2022.

Collection on site

Eleven to Zero

Hamburg museums take action

Global sustainability transformation is one of the key challenges of our time. Under the auspices of the MK&G, eleven Hamburg museums, exhibition spaces and memorial sites are now taking up this challenge. In the "Eleven to Zero" project, they are joining forces to tackle the issue of sustainability and operational ecology in a structured manner in a pilot project that is unique in all of Germany.

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Blick auf das Museum vom Hauptbahnhof aus.


at MK&G

Current information, opening hours, tickets, service offers, room rentals and much more about your visit.

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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 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 is a fan club, a source of inspiration and an ambassador for the MK&G since 1886. It supports the museum, looks behind the scenes and creates experiences. Become part of the creative community at the MK&G - members are especially nearby! You will receive an annual pass and enjoy numerous other benefits.