Museum of Laquer Art
We have a passion for lacquer
Our Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster is all about the history of the coating, and its importance as an expression of art. Lacquer started life in Asia as a natural material and has enchanted almost every culture throughout world history with its deep gloss and robust hardness. Immerse yourself in this fascinating world here in our museum!
The Museum of Lacquer Art, which was opened by BASF at Windthorststrasse 26 in 1993, is the only collection of its kind in the world. Visitors are invited to discover lacquer art from Southeast Asia, Europe and the Islamic world with objects spanning more than two millennia.
Special exhibitions provide more detail on historical and contemporary aspects of lacquer art. The museum holds regular tours, lectures, readings and concerts.