The Library at the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

The ›think-tank‹ of Kollwitz research

The body of works at the research library of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne comprises well over 3,000 volumes – monographies, exhibition catalogues, encyclopaedias, bulletins, magazines, photographs and videos.

The Library at the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

The focal point of the collection are publications on Käthe Kollwitz – among them many rare items.
In addition, the library has literature on artists who were active around Käthe Kollwitz or who can be seen in her context, publications on topics from that period, literature on printing techniques and the various different artistic movements around 1900.

The library collection is currently being re-catalogued so that it can eventually be accessed online via our homepage.

Bibliography of research literature on Käthe Kollwitz and her work
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The museum library is a reference library. You are welcome to consult publications here at the museum after prior arrangement.

Nicole Dorweiler M.A.
+49 (0)221 / 227-2899


Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm



Please note

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum's exhibition rooms are temporarily closed due to extensive renovation work.

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