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We offer an extensive range of literature relating to East Asian art, philosophy and life, along with craft objects and numerous articles relating to the current exhibition. Looking for a particular exhibition catalogue? Browse online in our publications.

Masterpieces from the Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe

Young-Jae Lee is an internationally acclaimed artist who has won a number of awards. She is also the managing director of the Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe, a ceramics studio in Essen. From 1986, together with Hildegard Eggemann, she developed the range of forms and colours which has been produced by the workshop staff more or less unchanged ever since. In line with Korean tradition, what matters for Young-Jae Lee is not the constant invention of new forms, but perfect mastery of the existing repertoire. The production of each new pot or jug resembles a meditation. Only with the internalization of the forms can the daily work at the potter’s wheel become a kind of spiritual exercise that is anything other than routine. The personality begins to flow into the work, the individuality is expressed in the craft.

Workshop programme

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Telephone (+49) 221 22128617

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm 
Closed Mondays

Museum is closed on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Museum is opend on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Admission prices

€ 7 / € 4

Due to exhibition renovation, a reduced admission price of € 5.50 / reduced € 4 applies from 9 August

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Museum for all Cologne residents.

How to get here

Public transport: Tram routes 1 and 7 and bus route 142, alight at ‘Universitätsstrasse’
There is a car park at the museum


The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.


Kurs: Qigong meets Art
Fr, 06.08.2021, 11:00 Uhr

Führung: Faszinierende Entdeckungen - Kunst auf Lager
Sa, 07.08.2021, 14:00 Uhr

Gespräch: Europa und Ostasien
So, 08.08.2021, 12:00 Uhr

Kurs: Schriftkunst mit Kanji
Mi, 11.08.2021, 11:00 Uhr

Gespräch: Europa und Ostasien
So, 15.08.2021, 12:00 Uhr


Museum für
Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
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