What was once a museum of applied arts renowned far and wide for its comprehensive collections has become an empty shell of pretentious cr*p wrapped in cheap philosophy and "modern" design.
The museum is now basically empty, with huge halls in the interior containing little more than a handful of historical objects and haphazard displays that make no sense. Apparently, the new museum leadership decided it was time to reinvent the wheel. The beautiful, logically organized exhibitions of applied arts were dismantled but they were not really replaced with anything else.
What you can find inside are a few small minimalist, uninspiring exhibitions on widely unrelated topics and with very little actual historical material. In an attempt to "redefine" the museum the answer has come in the form of a wild mix of display cases containing unrelated objects taken completely out of any context. The added value however comes in the form of supposedly wise thoughts written on the walls alongside that suggest the exhibition was managed by some deeply philosophical people.
The only thing that this sort of approach really demonstrates is that the "experts" in charge have little knowledge of the work they have been entrusted with. Furthermore, it is a degradation of the precious historical objects, interesting collections and the painstaking work of the many previous generations of museum curators.
As a museum curator by profession I can only say that the museum of applied arts has been a huge disappointment. I wonder whether it is actually a museum any more - certainly it has very little to do with applied arts. So I can only concur with the previous reviews. Avoid this museum if at all possible and hope that some in the future things will get better (or at least the way they used to be).
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