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With approximately 500,000 objects from 4,000 years of human history the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) is one of the most influential museums for arts and crafts in Europe. Opened in 1877, the MKG tells the remarkable story of human creativity. The top-class collections range from Ancient art to Contemporary art and include the European, Islamic and East Asian cultural regions. On about 10,000 square meter, the MKG displays its extraordinary collections of Graphic Art, Poster, Photography and New Media, Design, Fashion, Musical Instruments and Ceramics and provides an insight into epochs such as Antiquity, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Art Nouveau und Modernity.