MARTa Herford

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MARTa Herford
Herford MARTa 88.jpg
As seen from Goebenstrasse, a few days before opening
Established 2005
Location Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Coordinates 52°07′16″N 8°40′06″E / 52.120982°N 8.668325°E / 52.120982; 8.668325
Type Art museum
Director Roland Nachtigäller (de)
Public transit access Cologne–Bielefeld–Hanover–Berlin line to Herford Station
Website http://marta-herford.de/?lang=en

MARTa Herford is a contemporary art museum in Herford, Germany.

Building and history[edit]

The idea for the museum formed in 2000, drawing from Herford's status as a German center of furniture and home furnishing production.[1] The name MARTa is an acronym for Möbel (German for furniture), ART (simply art in English), and Ambiente (ambience).[2] The founding director of the museum was Jan Hoet, a noted Belgian curator. Roland Nachtigäller (de) took over as director in 2009.

The building was designed by Frank Gehry and built by Archimedes GmbH.[3] Construction began in 2001,[4] and it officially opened to the public on May 7, 2005.[1]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MARTa Herford: Idea & Concept". Marta-herford.de. 2005-05-07. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  2. ^ Frank Gehry MARTa Herford. Basel: Birkhäuser. 2005. ISBN 978-3764371623. 
  3. ^ MARTa Freunde und Förderer (Editor) (2005-05-06). "Frank Gehry MARTa Herford (German and English Edition): MARTa Freunde und Förderer: 9783764371623: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

External links[edit]

  • Official website