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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 earlier this year as part of the exhibition "DRIFT. Moments of Connection" earlier this year. 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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Eine Gruppe von Menschen arbeitet in einem historischen Raum.

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.


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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 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.