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Archive of the University of Fine Arts Hamburg

The archive of the University of Fine Arts Hamburg

Room K59a Le
Opening times by arrangement


The archive of the University for Fine Arts Hamburg supports scientific and cultural research and teaching. The reconstruction of the archive, destroyed in World War II, began in the 1990s. Since then, all documents pertaining to the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg have been stored there. For instance, its constantly growing contents include staff and student files, artists’ documentation, collections of writings, various written legacy items, art, graphic, photograph and film collections and a press archive as well as a collection of teaching materials and a reference library.

These archive items are continually requested in the course of their work and evaluated by scientists, doctoral students, undergraduates and journalists, but also by museums and archives. One special archiving focus is the theme of alumni.