A MUSEUM OF COLOURS, WHY?


Because there is no museum focusing on the diverse facets of colours.
Because colours talk to all types of people, regardless of age, nationality or socio-cultural background.
Because colours are all around us, without us knowing the impact they have on our everyday life.
Because colours are the perfect theme for connecting science, arts and society.
Because there is no physical place to present research in this area.

A hybrid exhibition venue


We want to create an exhibition space dedicated to colours in all their diversity. The scope of this topic compels us to go in two directions.

The museum will be built around a permanent exhibition, which will present the colours through scientific, artistic, technical and cultural prisms. This multidisciplinarity will allow us to address the multiple uses, interpretations and questions related to colours, while highlighting the links and influences between different approaches.

A museum with many facets


Since 2013, our team laid the foundations of a Museum of Colours. The development of an international network, the creation of an exhibition cycle and permanent exchanges with colour professionals (researchers, designers, architects, colour consultants etc.), artists, institutions (International Association of Colour – AIC and Deutsche Farben Zentrum – DFZ, ICOM), companies and the public has allowed us to define and refine our concept.

  • A museography between arts and sciences

The theme of colours suggests a museography based on multidisciplinarity and collaborative approaches, the purpose of which will be to show the interactions between the different approaches, discoveries and uses of the colours, and to sketch the functioning mechanisms specific to the world of colours.
A few examples: fashion trends once had a strong influence on the dyeing techniques used; the cave paintings of the first men depended on the materials at their disposal; whilst the discoveries of scientists such as Newton revolutionized our understanding of colours.

  • An interactive approach

If the colours are universal, their meaning and perception differ according to the time, the place and the culture. Each person acquires their own feelings, and has their own story related to colours. We want to use this specificity by creating an exhibition where the visitor will be an actor of his visit.
The museum will be made in such a way that the visitor begins with the approach of the colour that suits him the most, then is led by transition rooms to address other issues. Some rooms will be specific to certain themes, while others will serve as bridges between different approaches.

  • An accessible and fun place

We want to set up a place of exposure accessible to all, where playful, experimental, documentary and sensory approaches intersect.
The particularities of the different audiences are taken into account in the choice of works and the creation of the scenography. The selected solutions will be integrated into the visit itinerary in order to make it accessible to all regardless of age, cultural and linguistic background or disability.

A museum for Berlin


Issues related to the creation of the Museum of Colours – whether intellectual, logistical or technical – must find original modes of resolution. This is only possible in an environment that offers great flexibility in the way of doing and a real ability to adapt.

Berlin is today one of the privileged places of cultural experimentation in Western Europe. The German capital enjoys a dynamic that is still far from having reached its limit. It is a city where one comes to try and experiment, with freedom and acceptance.

The project is already benefiting from the immense creativity of Berliners, and it is a privileged playground for professionals of various disciplines (scenographers, cultural mediators, etc.).

For all these reasons Berlin seems to be the ideal place to implement the Museum of Colours.

EIN MUSEUM DER FARBEN E.V.


In 2013 a group was formed around this idea: to create the first museum in the world dedicated to colours. It would be place to discover colours, their particularities and their meanings, and a place of exchange and dialogue between cultures, ages, disciplines. The association Ein Museum der Farben e.V. was born.

Based in Berlin, it was recognized as a general interest in 2015. The goal of the association is to set up an exhibition space dedicated to colours.

It organizes temporary exhibitions, such as the exhibition « Colours in (dis)order » held at Flutgraben in Berlin, meetings on themes related to colour and federates a community around the project.

Support for federating contributions, place of exchange, supported by a dynamic team, the association Ein Museum der Farben e.V. now has its place within the institutional networks of color such as the International Association of Colour (AIC), the French Center of Colour (CFC) as well as that of museum institutions (ICOM).

Our Team


We are an international team based in Berlin.

We are trained in Political Science, Cultural Management, History, Art History and Business. We work in culture, tourism, project management, editorial functions.

We are undertaking this project with passion, courage, and a desire to innovate. We are driven by the conviction that such a project is important and pertinent in our world today.

Natacha Le Duff

Natacha Le Duff

Founder, project director

She has led the project since its inception. After graduating in 2012 from Sciences-Po, having undertaken studies in Cultural Management, she moved to Berlin where she worked as a cultural mediator. She presented the project at many congresses and directed the establishment of the past exhibitions.

Anne Cogan-Krumnow

Anne Cogan-Krumnow

Scientific content and cultural mediator manager

Anne has a degree in history, archeology and cultural project management. Since 2007 she lives in Germany where she worked as a cultural mediator for many cultural institutions (Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg, Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin). Since 2014 she has worked on the project of creation of the Museum of Colours.

Charlotte Retaggi

Charlotte Retaggi

Communication, Project management exhibitions

After a very transversal path between communication, cultural mediation and international management, Charlotte worked as a communication and scenography project manager for various projects of companies and cultural institutions. (Rolex, Creators, COP21, Dali Museum Paris). She moved to Berlin in January 2018 and since then supports projects in the field of culture between Germany and France, notably for the Cité des Sciences.

Zach Dunton

Zach Dunton

Technical creation management

He has been a computer programmer for many years. He started using his technical skills to building interactive art. By combining technology, science, and art he has been creating art using novel controls such as EEGs to read brainwaves to create art experiences that make the viewing of the art integral to the project itself. In 2017 he became interested in the Museum of Colours and had an installation in the first exhibition.

Pierre Renard

Pierre Renard

Social media manager

After studying sociology, Pierre studied art market, cultural management and communication. As a passionate dancer, he had the chance to train himself in production to the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine and to the Centre National de la Danse. Today he is living in Berlin in order to do a master’s degree in management and marketing, he joined the team to help with digital communication.

Claire Hovine

Claire Hovine

Art Director/Graphic Designer

After obtaining her master’s degree as an art director in visual communication, Claire flew to Berlin in summer 2017. Specialized in editorial design, she’s established as a freelancer and explores ceramics with passion. She joined the project at the beginning of 2018 to diversify its colours.

  • Are you a translator, developer, or (german) accounting is no secret to you? Get involved with the Museum of Colours!

We are always looking for new expertise in various fields ranging from graphic design to translation to new technologies or accounting.

  • Are you an artist or a specialist in colour? Do you want to propose your works to the Museum of Colours or present us with your ideas?
  • Are you a student and looking for an internship?

Feel free to submit your application