M:AI Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW

Immer vor Ort – nie am selben

  • Ursula Kleefisch-Jobst (Autor/in)


From the beginning, the concept of M:AI was to be mobile. Without its own building or any fixed exhibition space, M:AI travels throughout the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) and beyond. In its early years, M:AI’s task was to motivate and support museums and institutions in NRW to show exhibits on current architectural and engineering topics. Furthermore, M:AI serves as a hub for all of those involved in the state’s construction projects. This approach recognized that M:AI would be financed by the Ministry for Building, Housing, Urban Development and Transportation, giving the museum a clear governmental task: to promote architecture in NRW and encourage debate of current architectural and city planning topics.