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Situated in the heart of Cologne, the Museum of Applied Arts is housed in the former Wallraf-Richartz Museum since 1988. It is the exhibition place for furniture, glass, ceramics, jewelry and textiles collections from the late Middle Ages to the designer items of the 20th century. From the museum site you can view the twin towers of the Cathedral. The museum is worthy to be placed in your Cologne’s tour list as after visiting the place you will be able to experience the artistic prosperity of different eras and their styles.
In 2008, the museum started to highlight on its new design section with the focus on 20th and 21st century Western European and North American design with considerable extension by the Prof. R.G. Winkler Collection. The concept of the exhibition was unique at that time where design and dialogue presented with works from fine arts. The great examples are Mondrian and Rietveld. You will always find large group of audiences for its temporary exhibitions and diverse event programs where the visitors get interested towards architecture and photography, all forms of art and crafts to modern designs.