We frequently receive offers to take over the estates of artists. We are aware of the challenge involved in placing the estate of an artist in good and professional hands. Because of its limited possibilities with regard to space and personnel, the Kunstmuseum Bonn can only give consideration to taking over those estates which stand in a recognizable connection to the areas covered by the museum’s collection.
The same is true with regard to all planned offers or gifts to the museum: please inform yourself in advance about the central concentrations of the institution’s collection. If you conclude that the work which you would like to offer the Kunstmuseum Bonn could constitute a sensible extension of the collection holdings, please contact the responsible persons. You can find the names of the collection curators here.
You can find further information about handling artist estates here, for example:
As a matter of principle, the Kunstmuseum Bonn does not undertake any estimates of objects and works of art in private ownership. In such cases, please get in touch with the appropriate auction houses and other private companies whose experts offer appraisals and estimates. You can find the relevant addresses on the internet when, for example, you enter the term “art estimates.”
Head of Exhibitions and Curator of Contemporary Art |
Collection of Modern Art
Dr. Barbara J. Scheuermann
T 0228 77-6226, F -6220
Curator of Contemporary Art | Head of the Prints, Drawings and Media Art Collection
Dr. Barbara Martin
T 0228 77-6225, F -6220