Posters and photographs for peace
On the occasion of the war of aggression against Ukraine, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MK&G) is setting a small sign of solidarity and for peace. From 8 April 2022, posters and photographs are displayed throughout the museum that in one way or another deal with the desire for peace and the country of Ukraine. The works are by internationally renowned artists from the museum's collection, such as Yoko Ono, Klaus Staeck and Rita Ostrovska. In addition, contemporary protest posters by Polish designers are on display that relate directly to the war in Ukraine. These posters are available for download and self-print. All the works are marked with the hashtag "peace" as a visible sign and reminder of this situation in the middle of Europe, which is as unreal as it is real. In addition, two façade banners take up the message of peace and transport it into the urban society.
Shaping the world
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.
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.