Collection focus

The library mainly collects media on the history, theory, and practice of exhibiting. Historically significant exhibitions are documented through original sources, typically exhibition catalogues and secondary literature.

Keywords such as World Exhibitions, Biennale di Venezia, documenta, Entartete Kunst, Armory Show, and Westkunst, paint a picture of the collection range. The collection additionally offers common specialised literature, reference books, and books about exhibition management, technology, and design. Featured are also communication of art and the history of museums and collections.

You will of course find a wide variety of general art literature, especially about 20th and 21st century art. Reference books and ongoing art magazines, as well as many artist monographs, give visitors an overview of modern and contemporary art.

Additional services

Further literature accompanying the current exhibitions is available in our reading room. Past exhibitions are documented through an extensive collection of associated literature, which is available in the library.

Furthermore, the library has an area for children with more than 1000 children’s books on the topic "art and museum" and beyond.

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Illustrations
  1. Library of the Art and Exhibition Hall of Germany Photo: Mark Brandenburgh 2014 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Arbeitsplätze in der Bibliothek
  2. Blick in die Bibliothek, Foto: Mark Brandenburgh, 2013 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Kinderecke in der Bibliothek
  3. Library of the Art and Exhibition Hall of Germany Photo: Mark Brandenburgh © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Mitarbeiterin räumt ein Buch ins Regal
  4. [Translate to english:] Blick in die Bibliothek der Bundeskunsthalle, Foto: Mark Brandenburgh, 2013 Photo: Mark Brandenburgh © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH View into the library of the Bundeskunsthalle

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Museumsmeile Bonn
Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 9171–200

Opening hours

Mondays closed
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
(including public holidays even those which fall on Mondays)