Welcome to the nrw museums platform!

Constantly expanding, the nrw museums platform is evolving into an extensive virtual collection of modern and contemporary art across 20 museums in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The aim of the digital platform is to enable visitors to explore the collection interactively, wherever they are. There is information on the content of the artworks, which are linked by theme. With biographies of the artists represented, texts on the museums, cities and towns, and the option to build up your own individual collections, we offer professionals and art lovers alike a wealth of information and services. Finally, our details of current exhibitions, related news items and blog will keep you up to date with what’s going on in NRW.



Targeted search by artist, medium/art form, year of creation and location.


Visit the curated collections, which gather over 450 works into 15 guiding themes, and discover the links between the content and form of artistic positions spanning the different museums.


You will find all the important details of things like text credits, links, contact, legal and site information under the tab more

my museum

This can be found by clicking on more , and enables you to manage and see on your own selection of artworks and texts. These can then be saved and printed in preparation for your next real life visit to one of our museums.


In image mode, you can cut across country to navigate purely visually through the artworks via the many connections. You can click directly on any image to move freely and immediately through our collected stocks.

If you have a specific goal in mind, the platform’s text mode displays a list of our content. This is recommended for users interested in a direct access to our academic material.

Our academic texts are available in both German and English.

You can search for specific information via the full-text search at any time.

Use the heart button to collate your personal collection of artworks and content in the my museum area.

Click on the icons for social media interactions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Print information on artworks, artists and locations for your own records.

Look up the location of each of the venues with Google Maps.

Plan your journey with the route planner.

If you are travelling by public transport, please follow the link to Deutsche Bahn for more information.

If you are making a longer stay, the hotel finder will help you plan your trip.

We wish you every success in your research and hope that your encounter with the arts will inspire you. Enjoy your exploration of our platform!

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

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