Cooperation and Projects

Opening of the Archive of Museum Folkwang

In January 2020, Museum Folkwang began a project to catalogue its own archive. The aim of the project is to make the archive accessible both to a wider public but also to scholars. The archive has now been catalogued and integrated into the museum’s database. Later the archive files will be digitised.

The project is funded by Rhineland Regional Council.

City Buildings Ruhr.
Research – Teaching − Participation

In the modern era, numerous town halls, churches, museums, theatres, and schools were built in the city centres of the Ruhr district that were intended to stand for a new urbanity and a new urban society. The research project at TU Dortmund University, Baukunstarchiv NRW and Museum Folkwang examines to what extent buildings in the respective Ruhr district cities contribute to forming the region’s identity.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the project “The Language of Objects – Material Culture in the Context of Societal Developments”.

Database Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections

A project of Hosei University Tokyo (Research Centre for International Japanese Studies) and Zurich University (Asia-Orient Institute, Dept. of Japanology).

For the database 10 objects were selected from the Museum Folkwang collection. The findings of the research can be viewed in the database:

Research and Evaluation of Japanese Buddhist Objects in European Museums

Attendants – Mediators – Entertainment Officers.
On the Role of the Service Staff in Cultural Education in the Museum

A research project at the Institute of Sociology at TU Dortmund University funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), December 2016−November 2019.

The project explored to what extent the service staff act as intermediaries between the museum and the public and thus indirectly as art educationalists.

Institute of Sociology of TU Dormund University