It was the artists of Würzburg who, after World War I, first called for a gallery to serve as home to a municipal collection. The promoter and pioneer of this project was the painter and art teacher Heiner Dikreiter (Ludwigshafen 1893 – 1966 Würzburg).
The name of the sculptress Emy Roeder is seldom missing in any exhibition or publication on 20th Century modern German sculpture. Her work is considered to be just as significant as the works of Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré or Edwin Scharff.
The Municipal Collection of the Museum in the Kulturspeicher also includes a section with works of graphic art. This includes all works on paper, such as drawings, watercolours and prints in various techniques.