Museum of Art and Cultural History

Art and Culture from the Beginnings to the Present

The oldest museum of its kind in the Ruhr area presents itself in a historic building as a combination of art and history museum. From prehistory and early history to the 20th century, the museum houses significant collections of painting and sculpture up to 1900, furniture, arts and crafts, and contemporary design, graphic art, photography, textiles, urban history, archaeology, and surveying history. Cultural history in fast forward: from antiquity to modern design.

Certainly! The **Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte** (MKK), also known as the **Museum of Art and Cultural History**, is a municipal museum in Dortmund, Germany. Here are some interesting details about it:

– **Location**: The museum is currently housed in an Art Deco building that was formerly the Dortmund Savings Bank.
– **Collection**: The MKK’s collection includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, and applied art, illustrating Dortmund’s cultural history from early times to the 20th century.
– **Exhibitions**:
– **Cultural History in Time-Lapse**: A permanent exhibition covering various historical periods.
– **Die kleine Nationalgalerie**: An annexe of the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
– **History of Surveying**: This exhibition features rare geodetic instruments.
– **Notable Artists**: The permanent collection includes works by Caspar David Friedrich, Max Slevogt, Lovis Corinth, and Anton von Werner.
– **Previous Exhibitions**: The museum has hosted temporary exhibitions on artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Cézanne, and Édouard Manet.
– **Historical Context**: The MKK was founded in 1883 and has evolved over the years, surviving wartime challenges and changing locations¹.

Feel free to explore more about Dortmund’s rich cultural heritage at the Museum of Art and Cultural History! 

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