The Museum and its Branches

Clemens Sels Museum Neuss


The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss is notable for the diversity of its collection,

which encompasses a broad spectrum of the history of art and culture.

A prominent position is occupied by the art collection. Alongside major paintings

from the Middle Ages and by 17th century Dutch painters, the works

by the Nazarenes, Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolists make it a collection unique in

Germany. Also represented are the Rhineland Expressionists with a superb

selection of paintings, prints and stained glass. Additionally the Museum has

comprehensive holdings of paintings and sculptures by Naïve artists who

occupy an entirely distinct position within the art of the 20th century. In the area

of contemporary art color painting is another focus of the Museum’s collection.

Other sections give insight into pre- and early modern history, the historical and

economic development of the city of Neuss and the rise of regional bourgeois

culture. The archaeological department has fascinating finds from the Roman

military camp in Neuss that was built in 16 BC. The collections are housed in two

connecting buildings, the Obertor and the Deilmann Building, which is

re-opening in 2015 after extensive renovations.





Clemens Sels Museum Neuss
Am Obertor
41460 Neuss



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