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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

One of the most important museums of design in Europe

Opened in 1877, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg (MK&G) is one of Europe's leading museums of design.

Its collection ranges from antiquity to contemporary innovations and encompasses the European, East Asian and Islamic cultural areas. The museum sees itself as a house for discourse and regards the question of the design of our world as one of the most important topics of our time.

Designing the world

Numerous events, exhibitions and projects open the view on social development and question the shaping of the world. In addition to aesthetic and entertaining themes such as Beauty. Sagmeister & Walsh (2019/20) and DRIFT. Moments of Connection (2022), the focus is increasingly on socio-political issues revolving around the environment, sustainability and speculative visions of the future such as:

  • Climate Capsules (2010)
  • End of the Sea. The Plastic Waste Project (2012/13)
  • Food Revolution (2017)
  • Social Design (2019)
  • Mining Photography. The ecological footprint of image production (2022).

Since September 2020, Freiraum at MK&G has seen itself as a consumption-free platform for exchange with urban society.

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Contemporary Craft: Young-Jae Lee
  • Exhibition

  • 31.01.2023
  • 10:00
  • Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G)

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