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Museum edition of the exhibition catalogue now available

The postponed exhibition "Arnt the sculptor of images - Master of animated sculptures" is accompanied by a catalogue in German published by Hirmer Verlag. The extensive and opulent monograph with 200 illustrations in colour contains not only essays and a catalogue of the exhibited works, but also an up-to-date complete index of the preserved works of Meister Arnt. The museum edition of the catalogue can now be ordered free of charge for 35 € in the Museum Schnütgen museum shop.
In addition, the museum's publishing house has an English language accompanying publication: "Arnt the sculptor of images, Master of animated sculptures. A companion to the exhibition" can be pre-ordered for 10 €.
Please send your orders to: k.krebs@msshop33.de

Arnt der Bilderschneider – Meister der beseelten Skulpturen, ed. by Guido de Werd and Moritz Woelk, with essays by Volker Hille, Reinhard Karrenbrock, Marc Peez, Karen Straub, Guido de Werd and Moritz Woelk and photographs by Stephan Kube, Marion Mennicken and others, Munich/Cologne 2020, 252 pages, 200 ill. in colour

Arnt the sculptor of images, Master of animated sculptures. A companion to the exhibition, written by Adam Stead on the basis of the exhibition catalogue, Cologne 2020, 60 pages

 

Museum Schnütgen temporarily closed

Dear visitors,

In order to prevent a rapid spread of the corona virus, the Museum Schnütgen will be closed to the public from 14 March to 19 April. All events during this period will not take place. We kindly ask for your understanding.
In the meantime, the preparations for the exhibition "Arnt the Sculptor of Images" will continue. We do hope that we will be able to open the exhibition as soon as possible after April 19.

We will inform you about news here and on our social media channels.

 

 
 

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".

 

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