Klaus J. Jacobs, who established the Jacobs Foundation, opened the Jacobs Suchard Museum in 1984 to document the history of the Jacobs coffee empire. Six years later, it was renamed the Johann Jacobs Museum in honor of the company’s founder.
Since 2013, the museum was dedicated to highlighting the turbulent interrelationships that characterize today’s globalized world. From an artistic perspective, it depicted the complex history of global trade routes and their effects on society – with a particular emphasis on coffee and cocoa, but also including such related goods as oil, rubber, diamonds and cotton.
The museum will remain temporarily closed for the purpose of reorientation. In the meantime visit our Online Gallery.