The Arts and Crafts Association (Kunstgewerbeverein) in Frankfurt am Main

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The Arts and Crafts Association in Frankfurt am Main e.V. was established in 1877. It founded the Museum of Applied Arts (Museum Angewandte Kunst) in the following year. The association is a subsidiary institute of the Polytechnic Society (Polytechnische Gesellschaft e.V.) and it is also the ‘Friends and Patrons Society’ of the municipal museum. Then as now, the association brought together collectors, patrons, entrepreneurs, artisans and art lovers who wished to live and pass on their civic community spirit and their love of art and design. With approximately 600 members, the association supports the Museum of Applied Arts both morally and financially and supplements the museum’s program with its own lectures and events. Through the assistance of the Arts and Crafts Association, the Historic Villa Metzler (Historische Villa Metzler) on the Schaumainkai has become a setting for cultural encounters and events.

Help to maintain the cultural heritage and simultaneously to stimulate new ideas! Become a member of the Friends and Patrons Society which supports an extraordinary museum and with its subsidiary company maintains and uses a wonderful townhouse (Stadtvilla).

About the Arts and Crafts Association

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Become a Member of the Arts and Crafts Association!

Ever since the Arts and Crafts Association took on the Historic Villa Metzler and revitalized it both directly and indirectly through various events, the awareness for the Museum of Applied Arts increased and its attractiveness improved. This has also brought a gratifying increase in memberships and consequently, the association is able to provide even more support and do even more for its members.

Membership benefits:

  • Year-round free entry to the Museum of Applied Arts,
  • special tours through the collection and exhibitions as well as previews and presentation of individual exhibits,
  • a varied program with events in the Historic Villa Metzler,
  • lectures within the framework of the Diesterweg-Simon series held by the Polytechnic Society,
  • visits to connected 'friends' (museums, art galleries etc.), excursions and trips on the traces of art with an expert guide,
  • subsidized subscriptions of the magazines WELTKUNST und ART AUREA,
  • non-material participation in the care and support of an institution in Frankfurt and a valuable Frankfurter building,
  • participation and involvement in the care and support of vibrant arts, crafts and design.

In 2011, for example, the association produced the CD "Sounds of the Era" as an annual gift for its members, which was recorded on the museum’s historic Rucker’s harpsichord, that has its place in the museum. The monetary return from the sale of the CD will be spent on the care and restoration of this valuable instrument from 1622.

What is more, in 2013 the Arts and Crafts Association held a two-day sales exhibition of modern and valuable arts and crafts called “M.13” in the rooms of the Historic Villa Metzler for the first time. It was immensely popular with over 1000 interested visitors. The exhibition continued till 2018 and will also take place in 2019 with "M.19".

An important prerequisite for all of this is, that the association has enough means and members at its disposal.

We look forward to meeting you!


The ideal setting for exclusive festivities and conferences

Situated right on the banks of the river Main, the beautiful event and conference rooms of the Historic Villa Metzler provide the ideal setting for exclusive festivities and conferences.


THIS IS HOW YOU CAN REACH US

Lilli Kiraly

Lilli Kiraly

Managing Director

Kunstgewerbeverein in Frankfurt am Main e.V.
Tochterinstitut der Polytechnischen Gesellschaft
Schaumainkai 17
60594 Frankfurt am Main 
Phone +49 (0) 69 / 84 844 920
Fax +49 (0) 69 / 84 844 921

Lilli Kiraly

Lilli Kiraly

Rental Management

Historische Villa Metzler gGmbH
Schaumainkai 17

60594 Frankfurt am Main
Phone  +49 (0) 69 / 84 844 920
Fax +49 (0) 69 / 84 844 921

Museum Angewandte Kunst

Museum Angewandte Kunst

Schaumainkai 17 
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0) 69 / 212 445 39 (Cash Desk)
Fax +49 (0) 69 / 212 307 03
www.museumangewandtekunst.de

The Museum of Applied Arts

The Museum of Applied Arts is a genuine citizens’ museum. Its Collections are partly comprised of foundations and donations, partly of targeted purchases.

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The Arts and Crafts Association’s Committee Members

The Board:
Chairman: Dr. Reinhard Hermes
Deputy Chairman: Katharina Pennoyer
Treasurer: Herbert Sahm

Additional Members:
Karl Michael Arnold 
Dr. Anett Göthe
Ulrike Müller
Sandra Paul

Delegate of the Polytechnic Society

Dr. Brigit Sander


The ACA has an advisory board comprising 7 members, headed up by Stefanie Heigl. Both Frankfurt am Main’s City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and the Director of the Museum of Applied Arts are permanent members of the board. 

 

Honorary Members
Dr. Gisela Freudenberg
Dr. Friedrich Heigl
Friedrich von Metzler
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ring
Jens-Uwe Zimmermann (†)