The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, opened in 1877, is one of Europe's leading museums for cultural history, handicrafts, design and photography. The collections extend from antiquity to the present day and include European as well as Islamic and Far East exhibition spaces.
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, opened in 1877, is one of Europe's leading museums for cultural history, handicrafts, design and photography. The exhibitions allow visitors to immerse themselves in antiquity, in the art of Japanese tea ceramics and the science of photography throughout the world.
A visit to the exhibitions in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg is an absolute must when you visit the Hanseatic city. Its collections range from antiquity to the present day. There is special emphasis on ancient Greece and Rome, the Jugendstil and a large collection of photography and posters, amongst others. China and Japan, ancient Greece and Rome, the Near East with Islamic art, Europe of the Middle Ages to the present, are all represented here with outstanding examples.
Interesting facts about the exhibitions
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe provides visitors with an in-depth insight into history and presents a variety of famous exhibits. There is also a large porcelain and faïence collection, which includes East Asian tea ceramics, amongst others. Also world famous are the Jugendstil section or the photos and bronze tools, the most comprehensive group of artistic photography and the poster collection. A series of historically furnished interiors conveys a vivid impression of home decoration in the past and present. There are also various works by artists such as Erich Heckel and Erwin Heizmann on show, and also paintings by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Ewald Matar.
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg also has an area for fashion and textiles. There you can admire astounding grave finds from Egypt and various pieces of clothing from the Middle Ages. The multifaceted special exhibitions dealing with a wide variety of subjects make the offering of the museum complete. Presented in these rooms are regularly changing sculptures, paintings and other works of art. The schedule for special exhibitions can be viewed on the museum's official website.
A collection of historic keyboard instruments, handicrafts and design since 1950 can be viewed in the new Schümann Wing. The "Destille" restaurant is one the most popular museum restaurants.