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Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft

Why not become a member of the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft, the association of friends of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg? Since its foundation in 1886, the association has accompanied and sponsored the Museum both by contributing ideas and moral support and also with the financial substance. Currently numbering some 4,000 members, it is one of the largest fundraising organizations of its type. You can find more detailed information on the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft here.

Voluntary Work

The MKG offers a wide range of opportunities for unpaid voluntary support work. Some 200 members currently work in an honorary capacity, helping visitors at the Information Stand, lending an energetic helping hand to the curators, performing concerts on the historical keyboard instruments or helping out in the Gerd Bucerius Library. You can find more details here.


The MKG was founded in 1877 by citizens for citizens. Its collection has grown over generations, particularly thanks to the unbroken commitment of citizens of Hamburg who donated items, made it possible to purchase them, or entrusted assets from their estates in favour of the MKG. If you would also like to support the MKG by a donation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sponsoring a gallery

It is first and foremost due to the commitment of the many sponsors who gave their support to “their” gallery that the collection of the MKG can appear renewed in its full shining splendour again in 2012. Thanks to their generous support it was possible to reconfigure 2,500 square metres of floor space for the permanent exhibitions. This commitment and dedication is overwhelming and bears witness to the love borne by the citizens of Hamburg for their Museum on Steintorplatz. Sponsorships for a particular gallery are still available.  If you are interested, please get in touch with us. Here you can find more details on the galleries re-opened in 2012.


Hamburger Sparkasse
IBAN: DE04200505501180204586

The money you donate helps us to fulfil our classic tasks as a museum: collecting, conserving, carrying out research and communicating with the public. We will be happy to issue a donation receipt for tax purposes. For this, we need the amount of the donation, your name and your address. T. +49 (0)40 428134-100


We will be happy to give you any information you need at any time.
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