Applied Arts Collection

The collection encompasses general arts & crafts as well as plastic art. It extends from the 15th century through to the present, with focuses on the Biedermeier period, Historicism and Art Nouveau. It is possible to construct a series of over 100 interiors using the collection's items – charting the stylistic characteristics of different eras and chronicling aspects of social history relating to the home. The undisputed highlights of the collection include the Morris Dancers by the sculptor Erasmus Grasser and the incunabula from the Art Nouveau movement in Munich – including early designs by the artists Hermann Obrist, Bruno Paul and Richard Riemerschmid.



Professional-quality digital image files of the exhibits in the various collections can be obtained from our picture gallery. Please refer to the german Bildarchiv for details.

A selection of portraits from the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s total holding is available in our portrait collection.