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The research and preservation of art is a fundamental part of the museum’s work. Learn more about current research and conservation projects and have a look behind the scenes of our research departments. We offer scholars and visitors various means of carrying out their own studies—on site and online.

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Your Research
at the Städel Museum

The Städel Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings oversees a collection of some 100,000 drawings and prints dating from the Late Middle Ages to the present. Owing to its high quality, it is one of the most distinguished collections of its kind in Germany. View the sensitive holdings close up in the Study Room. 

The Städel Museum’s library and mediatheque provide the means of delving deeper into the world of art. The reference library offers audiovisual media, images and extensive literature to all interested visitors.

The historical archive of the Städel Museum brings together more than 150 years of museum and collection history.

Learn more and find out about registration and opening hours. We look forward to your visit.

Digital Collection

Stroll digitally through 700 years of art or search specifically for your favourite work of art.

Research Projects


Museological research preserves and broadens knowledge of the cultural legacy that is preserved by museums and forms the scholarly basis for collections and exhibitions.


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    The Relief from Rodin to Picasso

  • 2022 Renoir Katalog Deutsch

    Rococo Revival

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    Rembrandt in Amsterdam
    Creativity and Competition

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    Philipp Fürhofer
    Catalogue (German)

  • 2023 Italien Vor Augen Katalog Deutsch

    Italien vor Augen
    Frühe Fotografien ewiger Sehnsuchtsorte
    Catalogue (German)

  • 2022 Guido Reni Katalog Deutsch

    Guido Reni
    Der Göttliche
    Catalogue (German)

  • 2021 Neu Sehen Publikation Deutsch

    Neu Sehen
    Die Fotografie der 20er und 30er Jahre
    Catalogue (German)

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    Städels Erbe
    Catalogue (German)

  • 2020 Schaulust Publikation Deutsch

    Niederländische Zeichenkunst des 18. Jahrhunderts
    Catalogue (German)

Conservation Projects


Conservation and restoration make it possible for artworks, even extremely fragile ones, to be presented to the public, and preserves them for future generations.

Conservation at the Städel


Conservation of Paintings and Modern Sculpture at the Städel Museum


Conservation of Prints at the Städel Museum


Curatorial Team 

Digital Projects