Horst Janssen Museum takes summer break

Closed from 18 July to 15 August

The Horst Janssen Museum is going on a summer break: on 18 July a closure period will begin for a few weeks to carry out renovation work. The cooling system is to be repaired and interior rooms renovated. In addition, it is to be examined whether an alternative entrance at the back of the museum can be developed. "Since the construction site of the adjacent City Museum will extend to the museum entrance over the next few months and prevent access, we would like to make ourselves somewhat independent of the construction work," says museum director Dr Jutta Moster-Hoos.

Examine alternative entrance
"We already have an alternative entrance in mind: the Ballin'sche Villa. Now we have to check in coordination with the occupational safety and fire protection authorities whether we can prepare and use this entrance for our visitors," explains Jutta Moster-Hoos. The Ballin'sche Villa belongs to the City Museum and is adjacent to the Horst Janssen Museum. Normally, the connection between the two buildings serves as a sneak and escape route for the museum staff. If this access were to be upgraded, a welcome situation with a cash desk, cloakroom and routing for visitors would also have to be set up. Whether and in what form this is possible will be examined in the coming weeks.

Reopening on 16 August
The Horst Janssen Museum is expected to reopen on 16 August. Even though open admission to the exhibitions will not be possible during the four-week summer break, fixed groups can continue to book guided tours through the exhibitions "Horst Janssen - Rediscovered" and "A Matter of Friendship". In addition, the museum education studio in Raiffeisenstraße remains open so that workshops, such as the holiday pass activities, can continue to take place. The series "Literary Walk" in the footsteps of Horst Janssen in Oldenburg will also continue in July and August, as will the telephone tour format.