Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Weserburg - Museum of Modern Art.

Founded in 1991 as Europe's first collectors' museum, the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art has quickly gained an international reputation. With around 6,000 m² of exhibition space Weserburg is one of Germany's largest museums of modern art.

The museum's setting, four brick-built warehouses on the Teerhof peninsula which housed the Schilling coffee roastery until the 1980s, makes it one of the most unusual art venues in Germany.

The presentation of privately collected modern art of an international standard lies at the heart of the museum's artistic agenda. Its position in the middle of the Weser is more than just a geographical location – it symbolises constant flux as exhibitions of the collections entrusted to the museum change, and numerous special exhibitions illustrate the exciting developments in art since the 1960s, all in the unique ambience of traditional warehouses.

A particular focus of the institute's collection is the Research Centre for Artists' Publications with its archive for small press & communication. It has around 80,000 works including mail art and artists' books, making it one of the most important collections of its kind in the world.

With its multifaceted programme of education which, in addition to weekly guided tours of the exhibitions, also includes concerts, lectures, performances, film presentations and readings, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art sees its role as that of a forum for the discussion of contemporary trends in art.