Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Cologne)

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For the museum in Berlin, see Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Berlin).
Käthe Kollwitz Museum
Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Köln.svg
Established 22 April 1985
Location Neumarkt, Cologne, Germany
Director Hannelore Fischer
Public transit access 1 3 4 7 9 18 Neumarkt
Website http://www.kollwitz.de
The Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Cologne.

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne owns one of the largest collections of works by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945).

It opened on 22 April 1985, the 40th anniversary of Kollwitz's death.[1] The basis of the collection, consisting of 60 graphical works along with all 15 of the artist's bronze sculptures, was acquired by the Kreissparkasse Köln[2] (a savings bank) from Kollwitz's granddaughters in 1983.[1] These works had previously been under the care of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.

The museum is located above a shopping gallery at Cologne's Neumarkt. It now owns over 750 works by Kollwitz, and has received over 500,000 visitors since its founding.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c 25 Jahre Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln Kulturtussi.de. 22 April 2010. (German)
  2. ^ Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln Kreissparkasse Köln. (German)
  3. ^ Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln Neumarkt Passage. (German)

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Coordinates: 50°56′11.94″N 6°56′48.19″E / 50.9366500°N 6.9467194°E / 50.9366500; 6.9467194