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Wallraf–Richartz Museum

Wallraf–Richartz Museum

Wallraf–Richartz Museum

The Wallraf–Richartz Museum is an important art museum in Cologne, Germany and houses a collection of fine art from the medieval period to the early twentieth century. The current museum building dates 2001 and is located near the Cologne City Hall.

The museum dates back to 1824 when the comprehensive collection of medieval art from Franz Ferdinand Wallraf came to Cologne by inheritance. Johann Heinrich Richartz donated the first building, and the museum was opened in 1861. In 2001, Swiss collector Gérard Corboud gave his impressionist and post-impressionist collection of over 170 works to the museum as a permanent loan. The museum then added “Fondation Corboud” to its name.

Highlights of the Wallraf–Richartz Museum

Wallraf–Richartz Museum Collections

The Wallraf–Richartz Museum collections are displayed in the following sections:

  • Gothic collection
  • Renaissance collection
  • Baroque collection
  • Impressionist collection

Wallraf–Richartz Museum

  • Name:             Wallraf–Richartz Museum
  • Formal name:  Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
  • City:                 Cologne
  • Country:          Germany
  • Established:     1871
  • Type:                European Fine art
  • Location:          Obenmarspforten 40, Am Kölner Rathaus, Cologne, Germany

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“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


Photo Credit: Laurens Lamberty / Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation Corboud [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

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