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Museum for Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK)

Since 1989, Cologne's second oldest museum has been presenting its comprehensive collections of arts and crafts and design in the listed museum building designed by the architect Rudolf Schwarz in the 1950s. The MAKK is the only one of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia to offer the entire spectrum of European arts and crafts from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with a focus on furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles and fashion, jewellery and metal art, graphics, paintings and sculpture.

The design department "Art + Design in Dialogue" focuses on North American and Western European design of the 20th and 21st centuries. The concept is unique in Europe - design is not exhibited in isolation, but in dialogue with works of fine art, i.e. Mondrian and Rietveld!

The MAKK's temporary exhibitions and its wide range of events reflect the diversity of interests of visitors - from architecture and photography to all areas of arts and crafts and contemporary design.

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