HISTORY OF CRAFTS
Since the 1860s, the Museum has collected tools and objects relating to crafts guilds. The approximately 4,000 objects showcase the diversity of urban craft in German-speaking countries, with Nuremberg as natural focus.
Key collecting areas
Early tools and historical workshop equipment show how craftspeople worked before the advent of industrial production. Objects associated with livery companies and guilds, including stunning sixteenth-century masterpieces and guild chests, give an insight into their lives beyond the workshop.
Handwerkslade der Nürnberger Goldschläger,
Willkommpokal der Fleischhauer zu Riga
Samuel Kluge, Riga, um 1700
Bahrtuchschild der Drechsler zu Breslau
Christoph Müller, 1693
Sausage stuffing ring
Tankard by Nuremberg whitesmith journeymen