Ruhr.2010 with consequences
The RuhrKunstMuseen stand for a unique urban museum landscape and an outstanding density of modern art, which ranges from the 19th century through modernism to the present. A coherent network of top-class collections extends across the entire Ruhr area, housed in industrial buildings, castles, outstanding post-war architecture and spectacular new buildings.
RUHR.2010, the Capital of Culture year, gave rise to the merger. Since then, the RuhrKunstMuseen have been operating as a network under this name and pursuing a joint marketing strategy: This also includes agreeing on a corporate design that can be found on the joint website, in exhibition booklets, and at trade fairs and events.
Cultural Network Ruhr
The network also sees itself as a cultural-political force and aims at networking between different public and private cultural workers and cultural institutions in the region. In 2015, the RuhrBühnen network was formed around eleven publicly supported theaters in the Ruhr area, based on the model of the RuhrKunstMuseen. Since then, both networks have been working together on the cultural tourism marketing of the Ruhr Metropolis. The RuhrKultur.Card is a milestone in the collaboration. With 21 RuhrKunstMuseen, 11 RuhrBühnen, 5 cultural festivals and numerous partners in the "Cultural Treasures" category, the annual ticket bundles the exciting cultural offerings across cities in the Ruhr Metropolis.
The RuhrKunstMuseen are
Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum:
Campusmuseum. Sammlung Moderne und Stiftung Situation Kunst/Museum unter Tage
Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop
Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U
Museum DKM, Duisburg
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Osthaus Museum Hagen
Emil Schumacher Museum Hagen
Städtische Galerie des Emschertal-Museums Herne
Museum Haus Opherdicke
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr
LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen
Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna
Märkisches Museum Witten
Further information can be found on the official website of RuhrKunstMuseen.