Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Here you find a range of interesting offers at the Wallraf.

Personal Viewing Service of the Graphic Collection

Like all art on paper, for conservational reasons the holdings of the Graphic Collection at the Wallraf must be kept like "hidden treasures" in cases and cupboards.

In order to grant art lovers the opportunity to enjoy selected works from the Collection in accordance with their personal wishes, the Wallraf also offers a viewing service. Every Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1p.m. & between 2p.m. and 4 p.m., masterpieces by Rubens, Leonardo & Co will be shown on personal request.

Interested visitors are asked to make an appointment three days in advance:

Viewing Service at the Wallraf
Mr Stanislaw Rusch
Teleph: +49(0) 221 / 221-23492


Advice for Art Owners

The curators at the Wallraf offer owners of artworks a cost-free advisory service. Guidance can be given on paintings, drawings and prints from the period up until 1900, as well as on sculptures from the 19th century. Advice is restricted to art historical issues and information on care and conservation. Questions on the market value of art objects cannot be answered.

To receive an appointment, please send a picture of your artwork together with any information you may have (provenance, age, materials, technique, etc.) by post or e-mail to the appropriate curator:

For mediaeval painting:
Dr. Roland Krischel
Head of the Mediaeval Department

For 17th century painting:
PhDr. Anja Sevcik
Head of the Department of 17th Century Painting.

For 18th/19th century painting and sculpture:
Barbara Schaefer, M.A.
Head of the Department of 18th/19th Century Painting and Sculpture & Fondation Corboud

For prints and drawings:
Dr. Anne Buschhoff
Head of Prints and Drawings
Telephone: +49 (0)221 / 221 – 223 95

Internship at the Wallraf

Internship for Art Historians at the Wallraf
We would like to encourage every art history student to get a concrete picture of museum work by doing an internship at the Wallraf!
If you have completed at least four semesters at college, you can simply send us a short application with your résumé and passport photo by e-mail. Please state the time envelope and department in which you would like to do you internship:

Your Contact:
Eileen Fink
Telephone: +49 (0)221 / 221 - 223 72


Internship for Conservators at the Wallraf
The Department of Art Technology and Conservation offers work experience opportunities in the fields of conservation for prints and paintings – in preparation for or as accompaniment to college studies.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience to school attendees or other insights into the professional world of the conservator.

Your contact:
Dipl.–Rest.  Iris Schaefer
Head of the Department of Art Technology and Conservation
Telephone: +49 (0)221 /  221 - 223 78

Ordering Repro Pictures

Would you like to use a reproduction of a work from the Wallraf collection either in a print medium or online? Regardless of whether for research or commercial purposes, the Rheinische Bildarchiv Köln (Rhenish Picture Archive) manages all of the repro images and image rights for the Wallraf Richartz Museum and all further museums in the City of Cologne.

The images can be researched in the online data bank:

Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Main Office
Kattenbug 18-24
50667 Köln
Telephone: +49 (0) 221 / 221-22354
Fax: +49 (0) 221 / 221-22296


Image Research

The image database www.kulturelles-erbe-koeln.de has set itself the goal of providing online access to the entire art holdings of the municipal museums, thus allowing everyone to research them for free.

A not inconsiderable portion of the works has been available online since January 2013, and this is being augmented at roughly three-week intervals. The database can be used to search all of the institutions, or to focus on one specific museum.




Catalogue and Publications Exchange

Exchanges of catalogues and publications are organised for the Wallraf Richartz Museum and all of Cologne’s other municipal museums via a central library, the Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek (KMB).

Current exchange lists may be requested via the following adress.

Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek
Mrs Karin MäversInternationaler Schriftentausch
Daniela Reisner
Kattenbug 18-24
D – 50667 Köln
Telephone: +49 (0) 221 / 221-24173
Fax: +49 (0)221 / 221-22210