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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is located in Hamburg
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Location of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Location Hamburg, Germany
Type Fine, applied and decorative arts
Public transit access Hauptbahnhof

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum of Arts and Crafts) is a museum of fine, applied and decorative arts in Hamburg, Germany. It is located centrally, near the Hauptbahnhof.


The museum was founded in 1874, following the models of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, and the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin. In 1877 it moved to its current premises, a building on the Steintorplatz built from 1873–75.[1]

Between 1919 and 1933, under the direction of Max Sauerlandt, the museum acquired a large collection of Expressionist works.[2] After 1933, the Nazi campaign against "degenerate art" resulted in the loss of numerous contemporary works, as well as the forced departure of Sauerlandt. The building was partly destroyed by bombs in 1943; the rebuilding was finished in 1959.[1]


Taskin harpsichord, 1788.

These include:[3][4]

External links

  • Home page (English version)

Further reading

  • Prestel-Museumsführer Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Prestel, Munich, 2000. ISBN 3-7913-2206-0. (German)


  1. ^ a b The History of the Museum (English)
  2. ^ Art Nouveau and Modernism (English)
  3. ^ Collections (English)
  4. ^ The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Rough Guides. (English)
  5. ^ Kostbare Textilien erhalten Anne Bahrs, Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung, 15 May 2010. (German)
  6. ^ Als der Senat noch shoppen ging Matthias Gretzschel, Hamburger Abendblatt, 31 October 2009. (German)
  7. ^ Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe: Ideen sitzen. 50 Jahre Stuhldesign Hamburg-Magazin, 29 September 2010. (German)
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