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The Prophets have returned to the City Hall

Since Friday, July 12, 2019, the eight prophets are yet again standing on the north wall of the Hansa Hall in the historic city hall of Cologne. For conservation reasons, the originals – full-round medieval wooden figures - are exhibited in the Museum Schnütgen since 2012.
At the initiative of Lady Mayor Henriette Reker, replicas have now been made. These were manufactured by the Cologne Company Julius Fröbus GmbH by means of a 3D printing process. According to the latest standards, photographs of the originals were digitally converted into 3D models. The coloured surfaces of the newly made figures were designed by artists to resemble the present appearance of the originals.
Henriette Reker welcomed the "new" prophets together with Dr Moritz Woelk, director of the Museum Schnütgen, to the town hall. With the slogans on their banners, the prophets once again fulfil their function as representatives of moral guidelines for "good governance".

Memory Garden in the Garden of St Cecilia

Since the 19th of June the beds sound in the garden of St Cäcilien:
Memory Garden, a 10-channel sound composition (35'30") by Merzouga / Eva Pöpplein & Janko Hanushevsky for the medicinal plants garden of St Cäcilien of the Museum Schnütgen.
Curated by Georg Dietzler in cooperation with the festival Romanischer Sommer Köln and the Museum Schnütgen.

Duration: 20.6.-28.7.2019
Museum entrance fee (opening free entry)

For more information (in German):
Festival Romanischer Sommer
Memory Garden -
WDR 3 Mosaik - Romanischer Sommer

The new Survey of the Collection

It is finally here: The new survey of the collection of the Museum Schnütgen offers a compact, chronological overview of the internationally famous, high-quality and multi-faceted collection of the museum. The volume presents 280 works from the various sections of the collection in an attractive manner and with the latest research findings.

Museum Schnütgen – A Survey of the Collection. Ed. by Moritz Woelk and Manuela Beer, Munich 2018,  472 pages, 443 ill. in colour

Works of art on travel

Some works of art from the museum's collection are currently on travel as loans to the following exhibitions.

Shine on Me. The Sun and Us
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, 28.9.2018 - 18.8.2019