The ZKM Collection

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The collection of the ZKM comprises about 10,200 works of 20th and 21st century art.

It contains works of all genres of the visual arts - painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, film, video and installation. The stock of computer-based installations, video tapes and video installations is unique worldwide.

The ZKM research collection also includes approximately 24,000 video and audio tapes. It contains works of video art as well as documentaries on artists, works of art, artistic events and exhibitions from the 1960s to the present day.

You will have the opportunity to view over 1,500 titles from the video art collection in the Media Lounge.

Explore the collection online and on site

Discover about 10,200 works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the ZKM collection, which was founded in 1989.

The ZKM has a collection of musical works with over 9,000 titles. The majority of these are works of electroacoustic and computer-supported music.



Discover the audio and video collection of the ZKM on site in the Media Lounge.

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