Kunstbibliothek – a knowledge repository

in Residenzschloss

lesende Frau sitzt zwischen zwei deckenhohen Bücherregalen
© SKD, Foto: Amac Garbe


The Kunstbibliothek is the central academic library of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dres-den (SKD). Its central location is in the Dresden Residenzschloss (Royal Palace) and its rooms are also used for the SKD’s archive, which is affiliated with the Kunstbibliothek. Also integrated in the Kunstbibliothek is the Ethnographic Library with its locations at the ethnographical museums in Leipzig, Dresden-Klotzsche and Herrnhut. Furthermore, the Kunstbibliothek is in charge of the reference libraries of all the museums as well as of the public numismatic library at the Münzkabinett (Coin Cabinet) and the book holdings in the study hall of the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs).

To the libraries


In regularly changing exhibitions, the Art Library spotlights artists of the most varied backgrounds, inviting you to explore their work through exhibition catalogues, catalogues raisonnés and monographs from the Library's holdings.

Vitrinenausstellung zur Sonderausstellung "Weltflucht und Moderne. Oskar Zwintscher in der Kunst um 1900" im Albertinum

Meggendorfer Blätter, Fliegende Blätter und Simplicissimus

in der Kunstbibliothek im Residenzschloss
Oskar Zwintscher, Bildnis der Frau des Künstlers, 1901
© Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München
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