Rheinisches Archiv für Künstlernachlässe

List of press articles in reverse chronological order

How the political finds its way into art

Handelsblatt, 12./13./14.1.2024

Erinna König is an important object artist. Her sisters gave a large part of her written legacy to the Rheinisches Archiv für Künstlernachlässe in Bonn.
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A tribute to the cult curator

Rheinische Post, October 3, 2023

The Bonn Archive for Artists' Legacies immediately secured the deceased's correspondence
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Sad in Berlin, excited about Paris

Bonner General-Anzeiger, September 30, 2023

The Bonn Archive for Artists' Legacies buys spectacular letters by Otto Freundlich at auction
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Tracing the Rhineland

Bonner General-Anzeiger, May 24, 2022

The Bonn Archive for Artists' Legacies acquires Dietmar Schneider's spectacular treasure trove of photographs and documents Pfeil zurück

Race against time

Bonner General-Anzeiger, January 12/13, 2019

Rhenish Archive for Artists’ Legacies: New entries and a symposium in Bonn
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Valuable research material

Bonner Rundschau, July 12, 2017

Rhenish Archive for Artists’ Legacies has existed for ten years. Pfeil zurück

So that art does not die with the artist

Rhein-Zeitung, July 7, 2017

The Rhenish Archive for Artists’ Legacies has existed for ten years. Pfeil zurück

Treasures from the past

Bonner General-Anzeiger, May 31, 2017

The Rhenish Archive for Artists’ Legacies was founded ten years ago in Bonn. Pfeil zurück

The magic of the everyday

Bonner General-Anzeiger, December 9, 2016

The Siebengebirgsmuseum Königswinter is reminiscent of the painter Douglas Swan and his Bonn years Pfeil zurück

Wall mosaic restored in four months

Bonner General-Anzeiger, November 16, 2016

Revised work of art by Herm Dienz at the Till-Eulenspiegel-School shows abstract Seven Mountains Pfeil zurück

Between remembrance and forgetfulness

Bonner General-Anzeiger, April 10, 2016

Artists’ Legacies: international congress in the Federal Art Exhibition Hall in Bonn Pfeil zurück

Art will survive – but where


Artists’ Legacies as a challenge Pfeil zurück

Life and Survival of Photos in Archives

Annual 2013 of the Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal – September 20, 2014

A meeting organized by the Rheinisches Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Photographie (DGPH) (German Society for Photography) and the Von der Heydt-Museum. Pfeil zurück

Bequest rather than Legacy

Informationsdienst Kunst (548) – March 6, 2014

More and more living artists endow archives with their works and documents. Pfeil zurück

The Remains of an Artist

Bonner General-Anzeiger – November 24/25, 2012

The power of the artists’ widows and the distress of the historians. The Legacies Archive in Bonn (RAK) tries to save what can be saved.
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"This Feeling – This Light"

Neue Rhein Zeitung – October 13, 2011

Gabriele Schneiders donated eleven of her father’s paintings of the Lower Rhine landscape to the Kurhaus Museum. Pfeil zurück

A Donation for the Kurhaus

Rheinische Post – October 13, 2011

The Museum of Kleve recently received a collection of paintings by the painter Carl Schneiders. The Rheinisches Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse was instrumental in making the necessary contacts. They already had a meeting of experts at the Museum in 2010. Pfeil zurück

Everything concerning the Theme Artists’ Legacies

Neue Rhein Zeitung – September 18, 2010

On October 2nd, Moyland-Enemy Gerhard Pfennig was supposed to sit on the dais at the Kurhaus. Yesterday he declined the invitation. Pfeil zurück

Artists’Legacies – Blessing or Curse?

Rheinische Post – September 14, 2010

What is one to do, when the future of art works of historical importance are in jeopardy? How does one preserve the unity of an oeuvre, while the atelier is being dismantled? Pfeil zurück

Memory Reconstruction

Handelsblatt – October 9/10/11, 2009

Many places in Germany are engaged in assembling collections of artists’ legacies. Pfeil zurück

In Search of Signs of Life

Bonner General-Anzeiger – May 26, 2009

If Daniel Schuetz had had a little more luck during the research into the life of the artist Walther Rath for his MA paper, the creation of the “Rheinisches Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse” (RAK) might not have happened. Pfeil zurück

RAK Exhibition at the LVR-Landesmuseum (commentary)

Deutschlandfunk (German radio station) – May 8, 2009

A conversation with Christiane Vielhaber. Pfeil zurück

Colloquium at the Rheinisches LandesMuseum in Bonn (commentary)

WDR 3 (German radio station) – May 8, 2009

A conversation with Daniel Schuetz, the Director of the Rheinisches Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse. Pfeil zurück

Curation of artists’ legacies

Rheinische Post – May 8, 2009

When an authors dies, his heirs generally entrust a literary archive with his legacy. Maybe, the author himself had already taken steps to preserve his manuscripts and has made a bequest to a selected archive of his work. But what is the fate of the written documents left by formative artists? Pfeil zurück

The discovering of the past

Bonner General-Anzeiger – May 6, 2009

The Rheinische Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse introduces itself with a symposium at the Landesmuseum. Pfeil zurück

The Legacy Keeper

WAZ Kultur – February 25, 2009

In Bonn, in the Rheinisches Archiv fuer Kuenstslernachlaesse, Daniel Schuetz protects all that, that is left after the end of an artist’s life – everything except art. The connections of his institute reach as far as Belgium. Pfeil zurück

To Counteract the Disappearance

art Das Kunstmagazin – January 8, 2009

The Rheinische Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse in Bonn opened in 2008, and already curates 20 legacies of regional artists. The expert conservation of this material will be guaranteed and the archive will be accessible for researchers. Pfeil zurück

Artist’s Legacies – New Archive in Bonn

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – August 15, 2008

Often, written, photographed, and personal documents of deceased artists will end up victims of downsizing and will be thrown away. And this results in the permanent loss of cultural mementos for future generations and scientific research. With this pronouncement, the Rheinische Archive fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse introduces itself as a foundation under the code of civile law, in the city of Bonn. Pfeil zurück

An Artists’ Archive comes to Bonn

Bonner General-Anzeiger – August 9/10, 2008

The newly established Rheinisches Archiv fuer Kuenstlernachlaesse collects exclusively written documents from artists’ legacies. The foundation was established in cooperation with the Heinrich-Heine-University and the Historical Archives of the city of Bonn, as well as the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Bonn. Pfeil zurück

Rheinisches Archive fuer Kuenstler­nachlaesse – commentary

WDR 3 (Radio Station) – July 23, 2008
Deutschlandfunk (Radio Station) – August 1, 2008

The artist and his work. Personal testimonies and observances. A talk with Hannelore Becker-Willhardt. Pfeil zurück