A 21st-century museum as a lively forum for cultural experiences, a place of inspiration, education, communication, and debate.
Neues Museum strives to be a venue that brings together people, art, and architecture offering ever new experiences and perceptions.
Run by the Free State of Bavaria, designed by architect Volker Staab and completed in October 1999, Neues Museum in Nuremberg shows art and design from the 1950s to the present day on over 3,000 square meters of collection and exhibition space.
In a unique format that has to look far to find its equal, fine art and applied art are shown side by side under one roof. By means of selected highlights, the presentation illuminates important stages in the development of international art and design history from the mid-20th century to the present day.
The design area is a cooperative project with Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum.
Neues Museum is committed to picking up the latest currents in contemporary art and design, making trends visible, and sounding out future developments.
The architectural transparency and openness that characterizes the building also sets the tone for the agenda pursued at Neues Museum.
Neues Museum employs three key strategies in staging temporary exhibitions:
Monographic exhibitions present the output of national and international artists, while themed presentations focus on current artistic pursuits. Collections established by institutions and private collectors are likewise a central exhibition theme. A regular aim is to establish a dialog between the collection and the exhibition.
Shows are not only presented in the major exhibition hall, as the foyers and Klarissenplatz in front of the museum provide additional venues for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and international design. Since 2008 the six rooms located behind the glass façade have been housing the /prospekt/ exhibition format.
A major focus is placed on site-specific projects. Here, Neues Museum approaches selected artists to work on individual projects.
Neues Museum lives up to its philosophy by employing an extensive range of different exhibition formats – and much more besides. The collection rooms present new works on a regular basis, while frequent new collection presentations, which tend to be set up as joint projects with artists and designers, keep things interesting and provide a great incentive to come to the museum regularly.
The program at Neues Museum is open for everyone and invites visitors to engage in dialog.
As part of the museum's educational program, our art educational team offers guided tours, workshops and hands-on opportunities for children, young people, and adults to engage with art.
Following prior registration, customized educational activities can be arranged for kindergarten and school groups.
Moreover, special events can be booked for registered groups.
Neues Museum offers a wide variety of events that forge a dialog between various disciplines. Presentations from various cultural sectors are regularly posted at the museum in an effort to encourage and promote an exchange between art and culture.
Regular features in our program are talks, lectures, and panel discussions on art, design and architecture, as well as contemporary music performances on Sunday mornings and concerts in the evenings.
Neues Museum Nuremberg is a major institution in the cultural life of the city. With its multifaceted program of art and culture the museum has considerably extended the cultural offerings in the Nuremberg metropolitan region.
As a platform that fosters topical discourses in the realm of art and culture, Neues Museum also joins forces with the academies and universities in the region. Young creative approaches and the potential of new ideas are thus given room to unfold.
Neues Museum collaborates with other institutions and sets great store by establishing new networks. Thanks to collaborations with a wide range of very different partners, it is possible to offer a multifaceted program, such as has been established at Neues Museum for many years now.
By setting up various collaborations, above all with protagonists in architecture and music, Neues Museum also brings its interdisciplinary approach into focus.
We wish to thank our partners for their outstanding contributions and commitment in working with us and look forward to realizing projects with them again.