Lackkunstmuseum

Lackkunstmuseum, Muenster: Address, Lackkunstmuseum Reviews: 4/5

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nakinilerak
Canterbury, UK13 contributions
Unique treasures of historic lacquerware
Dec 2017
This museum is essentially a collection of antique lacquerware, both of Asian and European origin. The Chinese and particularly the Japanese pieces are absolutely exquisite, and it is interesting to compare the oriental originals to the European copies of the 17th and 18th century. The museum is charmingly devoid of modern museum trappings, so be prepared for an old-fashioned experience. Not necessarily a bad thing! The lighting levels are very low, clearly because lacquer does not do well in high light levels. A video in Korean without subtitles tells you all about lacquer production. If you understand Korean, obviously. The audio guide is great - I had the German one, and I am not sure they have versions in other languages. The lady at the desk tried to give us an introduction in English. She tried, but it was hard work, bless her. So basically I highly recommend this for people with prior knowledge of historic lacquerware. If you are a novice then go on YouTube and find some videos on the subject first.
Written December 31, 2017
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TonymHove
Hove, UK174 contributions
A fascinating specialist museum
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a rare museum dedicated to the art of Lacquer through the centuries and in various regions of the world. It is a fascinating look at how lacquer work is produced from tree sap(with a Lacquer Tree outside!) together with incredible objects from early Japanese and Chinese bowls, boxes, chests, ornaments and various objets d'art through to contemporary use in modern sculptures. You are provided with an Audio guide which goes into great detail on the works and it is very well presented. Very few people appear to visit which is a shame as it is fantastic resource on a specialist subject.
Written November 7, 2017
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Ralf S
Frankfurt, Germany17 contributions
A gem in the middle of the city
Dec 2016 • Friends
The museum is very interesting and something I had never seen before. Embarrasingly, I had not even known how lacquer was produced. According to wikipedia this is the only lacquerware museum in the world. So, if you miss the Picasso museum, nevermind, there are many, but don't skip this one.
The museum focusses on pieces from Asia and spends quite some time on explaining how the technique works. Unfortunately, if you don't speak German, you will miss a lot. The staff was fantastic. We went on a quite Saturday, and one staff member basically gave us a guided tour as he did not have much else to do. He even gave us access to the lacquer tree which they planted on the parking slot in front of the museum. They charge only two or three Euros which is a joke. I cannot confirm the problems faced by other reviewers concerning the lack of storage room. There is plenty at the entrance for coats and bags.
If case a Museum representative reads this: Please put more explanations in English. Munster is touristic, and culturally interested people want to know more about this topic. And I doubt you will have too many visitors. Lacquer is no impressionism and will always remain a niche.
Written March 14, 2017
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gerritb221
Hilversum, The Netherlands87 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2016 • Family
Lackmuseum is from BASF who produce lacquer. Beautiful entrance with a red lacquer flow in the stairs.
Written August 25, 2016
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jensoniow
Isle of Wight, UK1 contribution
A delightful small museum
Feb 2016 • Couples
On a wet winter Sunday afternoon this was a great find. Lots of beautiful lacquer
work from around the world.
Written February 17, 2016
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jbk74
Brussels, Belgium28 contributions
A unique museum in Europe
Apr 2015 • Couples
This small museum is confined to the subject of lacquer and exhibits objects covered and decorated in lacquer from Asia and Europe. It is housed in a lovely 18th century house in central Munster. There is a video showing how objects are made using lacquer and exhibits on three floors. The notices and descriptions are only in German as are the publications of the museum. Very interesting, but mainly for the student and specialist.
Written May 1, 2015
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GermanFaekah
Germany41 contributions
Small, quiet but some lovely pieces
Sep 2014 • Friends
I had a guided tour in German which was very interesting though I did not understand everything!
Some of the pieces are beautiful and are from Asia as well as Europe. The guide explains about the techniques of preparation.
There are 3 floors. The basement looked to be in renovation when I was there so it could possibly be even better when its fully open.
I would suggest a visit to this over the Picasso museum
Written October 7, 2014
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Melinda W
Copacabana, Australia47 contributions
Nice surprise in Munster
Mar 2014 • Solo
I can't even tell you how I found out about this Museum. Maybe on the Munster Marketing website. I am so happy I did. What a pleasant surprise. I spent two hours here. Listening to a guided tour in English on a personal iPod & earphone device. I have a new appreciation of lacquer art. The staff were very helpful. They tried very hard with me speaking no German. A must see.
Written March 26, 2014
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