Kollwitz Research

New insights into the work of Käthe Kollwitz

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln has the worldwide largest collection of the artist’s works and one of its objectives is to open up new access paths to her art and to illustrate the high artistic quality of her drawings, graphic art and sculptural works.

The focal points of this research activity are – along with the publication of catalogues on special exhibitions – the editing and updating of the catalogues raisonnées. This is the groundwork for all further research.


Catalogue raisonnée of Kollwitz' sculptural works

The first catalogue raisonnée of sculptural works

In March 2016, the first catalogue raisonée of Kollwitz’ sculptural work was published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich. The corresponding online catalogue was published in May 2016 - and the first update in February 2019.
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Catalogue raisonnée of Kollwitz' graphic works

The catalogue raisonnée of graphic works

In 2002, the two-volume catalogue raisonnée of her graphic works was published by Galerie Kornfeld Verlag, Bern, in a completely revised edition.
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Catalogue raisonnée of Kollwitz' drawings

The catalogue raisonnée of drawings

Kollwitz’ catalogue raisonnée of drawings is currently being edited and complemented by Hannelore Fischer, former Director of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln.


Museum Publications (in German language)

A wealth of different aspects

Our research results on the life and work of Käthe Kollwitz, often presented within the framework of temporary special exhibitions, are published and made available to the general public.
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Kollwitz Photo-Archive

The Kollwitz Photo-Archive

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln has the most comprehensive photo archive on the artist, which includes photographs from family albums that were left to the Cologne Kollwitz Collection by the artist’s heirs.
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The Kollwitz Library

The Kollwitz Library

This library stock of more than 3,000 items comprises monographs, exhibition catalogues, reference books, bulletins, magazines, photographs and videos.
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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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