MAKK - Museum of Applied Arts

Can everyday objects be considered art? After a visit to the Museum of Applied Arts your answer will certainly be yes. The museum houses a collection of furniture and everyday objects dating from the Middle Ages right up to the present day.  At the moment you can also view Andy Warhol’s previously unpublished private collection which includes album covers, audio samples and sketches by the artist. A particularly good option for rainy days. 

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