NRW KULTURsekretariat
Friedrich-Engels-Allee 85
42285 Wuppertal

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The NRW KULTURsekretariat is a body governed by public law. Authorised representative: Dr Christian Esch (Director) Responsible supervisory authorities: Regierungspräsident [District President] Düsseldorf | Cecilienallee 2 | 40474 Düsseldorf as the responsible supervisory authority, as set out in the Official Journal for the Administrative District of Düsseldorf dated 20 March 1986.
Services Agreement]: Dr Christian Esch (address as above)

Disclaimer: Although we exercise careful content control, we accept no liability for the content of external links. The operators of the linked sites are solely responsible for their content.

conceptual design and realisation of content

NRW KULTURsekretariat  |
museums plattform nrw |

technical implementation

editorial art

NRW KULTURsekretariat
museums plattform nrw |
Vera Maas | maas(at) (since September 2012)
art & sciences-concept. München |
For information about authors and for commentaries on the works see textcredits

editorial service / news

NRW KULTURsekretariat
museums plattform nrw | | kontakt(at)
Marion Eisele | eisele(at)
For information about authors and for commentaries see the texts


Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche | Cultural Translation &Politics |
EnergyTranslations |

legal information

image copyright

The works can currently only be displayed in the present size on museumsplattform nrw due to provisions of VG-Bildkunst.

Copyright (image and photographic rights) to the images of works available on the museumplattform new is indicated as an alt tag for the full-screen image of each work and also at the end of the text accompanying the image.
a) image copyrights protected by VG Bildkunst Bonn (see and obtained for reproduction purposes by the operators of the museumsplattform nrw or
b.) image copyrights held by the specified artists or their representatives and which have been individually clarified by the participating museums holding the specified works in their collections.

The NRW KULTURsekretariat makes every effort to avoid infringement of the image copyrights for the works reproduced on the NRW Museum Platform. Because of the scope of the collections and continual additions to them, however, errors can arise. We apologise if an image copyright has been overlooked. If this is the case, please make contact either (a) directly with the relevant museum (for reproductions of the works), or (b) with the NRW KULTURsekretariat (contact details above) (for all other images on the museumsplattform nrw.

terms and conditions of use |
This website is administered by the NRW KULTURsekretariat, which has its registered office in Wuppertal. NRW KULTURsekretariat is the owner of this website and its content. By using this website you declare yourself in agreement with the terms and conditions of use set out below.

1. Property rights

All rights to this website and its content belong to the NRW KULTURsekretariat or to third parties who have granted the NRW KULTURsekretariat approval for the use of the relevant content. Trademarks (word marks and/or picture marks), including logos, slogans and product names are registered or non-registered rights which either belong to the NRW KULTURsekretariat or which it has permission to use. User licences of any kind whatsoever are granted only in writing. Publication of the content of this website is expressly protected by copyright laws. You may use these pages to obtain information about the NRW KULTURsekretariat, its member cities and partners and their projects. Any use which is not connected with the business activities of the NRW KULTURsekretariat, which is contrary to its activities or is liable to damage its interests is expressly prohibited. The use of information from this site about projects (locations, advertising media, promotional banners, mounting techniques, mounting options, prints etc) for your own commercial purposes in connection with customers or potential customers of the NRW KULTURsekretariat is specifically prohibited. The protection asserted here applies to every part of this website (e.g. images) and to distortions of parts of this website (e.g. graphically edited images downloaded from this site).

2. Reproductions and distortions

Reproductions of this website or of parts of this website or distortions or incorporation thereof into new forms of presentation require written permission both from NRW KULTURsekretariats and art & sciences, München. must be quoted as the source in every case, using the following format »© NRW KULTURsekretariat (Wuppertal)«.

3. Shortcuts and links

You are prohibited from making alterations to this website and/or its content, and in particular from creating a shortcut by means of a frame, link or any other method, or from changing the outward appearance of this website or parts thereof, except with express written permission from the NRW KULTURsekretariat. Using links to connect this website in part or in whole to other non-associated websites is specifically prohibited. Any existing links on this website are provided solely for your convenience.
Please note that when you use these links you are leaving the NRW KULTURsekretariat website. Accordingly, the NRW KULTURsekretariat has no influence on the content of the website opened via the link and accepts no liability of any kind for damage incurred as a result of opening and viewing these websites or of downloading or making any other use of the content. Where links from a third party website lead to the NRW KULTURsekretariat website, this does not mean that the NRW KULTURsekretariat agrees with, or is responsible for, the content of the third party website. It is expressly stated that no liability of any kind is accepted for damage incurred as a result of opening and viewing these websites or of downloading or making any other use of the content. The above liability disclaimers do not apply to damage caused by intent or gross negligence on the part of the NRW KULTURsekretariat.

4. Completeness and accuracy

The NRW KULTURsekretariat (Wuppertal) takes the greatest possible care to ensure the accuracy, completeness and currency of the information contained on the website. Nevertheless the NRW KULTURsekretariat (Wuppertal) recommends that you check the accuracy of the information before making use of it. The NRW KULTURsekretariat (Wuppertal) accepts no liability for the content of this website, nor for damage incurred as a result of viewing, downloading or making use of this website, unless such damage was caused by intent or gross negligence on the part of the NRW KULTURsekretariat (Wuppertal). All data on this website is intended purely for information purposes and should not be regarded as an offer.
All information is non-binding.

5. Choice of jurisdiction

Für etwaige Rechtsstreitigkeiten, die aufgrund der Nutzung der Website und/oder deren Funktionen entstehen, gilt das Recht der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Als Gerichtsstand gilt D-Wuppertal.

6. Data protection declaration

We consider it very important that we provide our visitors with information about how their data is stored and used. The following notes therefore comply with the Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz [German Teleservice Data Protection Act] (TDDSG) in its current form.

7. Storage of data for statistical purposes

When you visit the following data is captured by the server maintained by our provider: number of different pages requested, total of all accesses, total of all accesses per day, number of accesses per hour, top 20 requested pages, top 20 different accessing computers (provider details, but not IPs, are captured), top 20 referring computers (referrers), top 20 referring URLs (without details of IP addresses), first 10 most frequently used browser types, number of pages not found by us (Error404), accesses by access code, number of different computers, number of different pages requested, total of all accesses and of accesses per day, number of accesses per hour. We use this data exclusively for statistical purposes. We keep these statistics in order to see which of our pages are of interest to visitors and which are not. This helps us to improve our service. We do not pass the captured data on to third parties, nor do we use it to produce so-called user profiles.

8. Storage of personal data

If you want to request written information we will require you to transmit the personal details requested on the website. The NRW KULTURsekretariat stores these details so that we can process your enquiry. The NRW KULTURsekretariat uses these details in confidence and will only make them available to third parties where this is absolutely necessary for carrying out the above purposes.

9. Cookies

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer at all, you can prevent your browser from accepting cookies using its security settings. You can visit without any problem even if you do not have cookies stored.

10. Links to external services contains links to other websites. We have no influence on the data protection policies of or the installation of cookies on these sites and we do not have access to the data they capture. If you need information about our partners’ data protection policies, please contact these organisations directly.

11. Communication by email

Communication via email can give rise to security breaches. For instance, experienced internet users may be able to intercept and read emails to the staff of our organisation. If we receive an email from you, we shall assume that we are authorised to reply by email. Otherwise you must explicitly direct us to use another method of communication. We are able to encrypt the message using established encryption standards (e.g. PGP), if you wish.

Foto: Tobias Roch, Hagen Bildrechte: VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2014 Bildrechte: gemeinfrei, Foto: Peter Hinschläger Bildrechte: Calder Foundation New York / Foto Stiftung Lehmbruck Museum

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