The Aims of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen

  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen are expanding their collections as cultural heritage for present and future generations, preserving them in keeping with conservation standards,studying them scientifically and educating the public about them.
  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen are forming identity and creating awareness of the significance of the historical and cultural roots of the city of Mannheim and the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region.
  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen are a nationally and internationally established venue for exhibitions and a center of scholarly excellence.
  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen are using their targeted digitalization strategy to provide transparent access to the collections’ holdings and digital and participatory educational programs intended for a global/international cultural audience.
  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen are important venues for the transmission of culture and history through education. Residents with and without immigrant origins have accepted the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen as a venue of intercultural dialogue.
  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen consider themselves a “museum for everybody”, extending an invitation to inclusive and intergenerational dialogue.
  • The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen are one of the most important cultural tourism destinations in Mannheim, a metropolis of culture and shopping.
  • The residents of Mannheim and the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region support the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen through civic involvement.

The rem in Numbers

  • 4 exhibition venues
  • 15.000 m2 of gallery space
  • over 1.2 million objects
  • 118 employees (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, rem gGmbH Stiftungsmuseen, Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie and research units)
  • 231 volunteers

Management Structure