Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur

The August Sander Archive which was acquired in 1992 provided the impulse for the founding of this institution and determines the direction of its activities. It is the largest compilation of the photographer's original works worldwide and is complimented by documents, books and other materials from his estate.

Since 1996 the venue of the Photographische Sammlung has been number 7 MediaPark which it shares with the other departments of the SK Stiftung Kultur. The building also houses other cultural institutions such as the Volkshochschule Köln (adult education centre), MusikFabrik NRW, Akademie der Künste der Welt (academy of the arts of the world) and ZADIK, the central archive of the international art trade. With regard to Sander'rs objective and concept-oriented photography the collection was expanded to include works in keeping with his approach by other historically important and contemporary artists such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Karl Blossfeldt, Jim Dine and Candida Höfer.

The exhibition programme is based on the items of the collection and their artistic benchmarks. Irrespective of whether an exhibition has an historical or contemporary focus, the artist’s intentions are always at the centre of the presentations. There is no permanent exhibition of the collection.

 
 

public guided tours (in German only)

So. 28.10.
15:00 Uhr

Führung durch drei Ausstellungen: "August Sander /Hugo Erfurth /Francesco Neri"

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur | Treffpunkt: Kasse, Im Mediapark 7 (1. OG) | Preis: € 7,50 | ermäßigt: € 5,00

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Di. 30.10.
17:00 Uhr

Öffentliche Führung „Studenten für Studenten“

Für: Studenten | Von: Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur | Mit: Hanna Rhein | Treffpunkt: Kasse, Im Mediapark 7 (1. OG) | Preis: € 2,00

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So. 04.11.
15:00 Uhr

Führung durch drei Ausstellungen: "August Sander /Hugo Erfurth /Francesco Neri"

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur | Treffpunkt: Kasse, Im Mediapark 7 (1. OG) | Preis: € 7,50 | ermäßigt: € 5,00

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acitivities (in German only)

Do. 29.11.
19:00 Uhr

Gespräch | Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur

Francesco Neri im Gespräch (August-Sander-Preisträger 2018)

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur | Treffpunkt: Kasse, Im Mediapark 7 (1. OG) | Preis: € 2,00

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Do. 06.12.
19:00 - 21:00 Uhr

Gespräch | Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur

Talking & Pictures

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur | Treffpunkt: Kasse, Im Mediapark 7 (1. OG) | Preis: € 5,50 | ermäßigt: € 3,00

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For further information regarding special exhibitions please visit the homepage of the museum.

 

Address

Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln
T +49 221 88895 300
F +49 221 88895 301
photographie@sk-kultur.de

Opening hours

during special exhibitions:
Thu to Tue 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
closed on Wednesdays

Admission

Adults: 4,50 €
Concession: 2,00 €
Groups (from 10 persons on): 1,50 € 
free admission on Mondays

Public guided tours: additional fee 2,00 €

Public transport

Public Transport
local trains (S-Bahn), underground: "Hansaring" (5-10 min walk)
Car park
Cinedom