On the occasion of the 41st International Museums Day, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Cultural Affairs Karin Prien was at our museum. “International Museums Day is a day for celebrating culture and museums”, said Prien. In addition to the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Prof. Jörn Henning Wolf – Chairman of the Museumsverband Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg – made a special visit to Föhr for the day.


We are proud to announce that the MKdW hosted the central event kicking off this year’s International Museums Day in Schleswig-Holstein, which was officially opened by our director, Prof. Wolff-Thomsen, together with our guests.


In the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, the 41st International Museums Day stood under the motto “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics”. Today museums naturally present themselves in a diverse and creative manner in both the analogue and the digital realm. They test new approaches, generate curiosity about their collections, enable exciting discoveries and foster creativity and knowledge. “The Museum Kunst der Westküste is an outstanding place for a local and, at the same time, global look at culture”, declared the minister. She additionally emphasised the fact that the museum itself is a site where networking takes place. It is an exceptional centre of culture, which establishes a relationship with its surroundings: with people, with themes and with techniques and trends of our time.


From 10am to 5pm and free of charge, our visitors had the opportunity to see the three current exhibitions on the landscape of Norway, listen to the men’s choir club and the Husum jazz duo Zweigang, take part in the cairn-men-building challenge or participate in the social-media photo initiative. Guided tours and a great culinary offering rounded off the programme. In spite of the picture-perfect weather, hundreds of art lovers and friends of the museum made their way to the event – just like every year. We’ve captured the highlights in a short film. Have fun watching!