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The German section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) has selected the Museum Folkwang in Essen as its Museum of the Year citing its success in combining an important collection with thematically current special exhibitions. The announcement was made Sunday 4 October at the section’s annual meeting in Cologne.

“The Folkwang Museum is doing everything it can to fulfil the educational mandate of the museum and, at the same time, to be attractive to its public without making compromises” – Danièle Perrier, President of the German AICA

Museum Folkwang, founded in 1902, is one of the most high-profile museums of Classic Modernism in Germany. Since 2009, a new museum extension by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin complements the original listed building with an ensemble of six volumes and four inner courtyards, gardens and covered walkways.

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