Study Centre on Modern Art – Duke Franz of Bavaria Library

Brief Description

The idea for this project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) arose in 2009, in connection with the donation to the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte of Duke Franz of Bavaria’s private library on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the context of this project, an additional reading room / open-shelf area has been opened in January 2016. Current issues of periodicals on contemporary art are on display here.  The working programme comprises lectures and conferences as well as  research fellowships. The Study Centre project issues its own publication series (Verlag Walther König). It aims to collaborate in partnership with all relevant institutions in Munich and beyond. In order to create a permanent basis for research on contemporary art at the Zentralinstitut , H.R.H. Duke Franz of Bavaria is supporting the ongoing pertinent library acquisitions in an extremely generous manner since 2009.