Museum closed for six months

Temporary closure from October 2022 to March 2023

The Horst Janssen Museum will be closed from 4 October 2022 until probably 31 March 2023. The reason is the expanding construction work for the new building of the neighbouring City Museum. From 4 October, a specialist company will be carrying out civil engineering work. The construction site equipment required for this will make it impossible to use the museum entrance. 

In the summer, it was examined whether an alternative entrance through the Ballin'sche Villa, which adjoins the Horst Janssen Museum, could be upgraded. Unfortunately, this was not successful.  The upcoming renovation and restoration work in the Ballin'sche Villa will not allow public access until further notice.

Janssen works on tour

During the closure period, curatorial work continues at the Horst Janssen Museum. "We are working on a cooperation with the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, which in March 2023 will open the exhibition 'Sex, Violence and Other Obsessions: Horst Janssen'," explains museum director Dr Jutta Moster-Hoos. "We are contributing 49 loans to the exhibition and are participating in the work of the exhibition catalogue." In addition to these works, other works by Horst Janssen will also be travelling: 14 Janssen works will be part of the exhibition "Expressive Avant-Gardens in Germany 1918-1968" at the Museum Pablo Picasso in Münster from 1 October 2022 to 22 January 2023.

Events and workshops will continue to take place

Workshops, such as hand lettering and act courses, as well as selected events on Horst Janssen's work will continue to take place during the closure period. Rooms in Raiffeisenstraße and in the PFL Cultural Centre will be used for this purpose. New dates have also been set for the popular telephone tour series "Art by call!" in November and December. In addition, mediation offers for schools are being designed, which can be held both in schools and in the studio in Raiffeisenstraße from November onwards. More information on this will soon be available on the homepage.