The Col­lec­tion

Image Collection Online

Col­lec­tion On­line

Get to the sci­en­tif­ic database to re­search the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig here (opens in new win­dow). more

The Photographic Collection

The Pho­to­graph­ic Col­lec­tion

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig pre­serves one of Eu­rope’s largest and most sig­ni­f­i­cant col­lec­tions of nine­teenth and twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry pho­tog­ra­phy. more

Col­lec­tion of Con­tem­po­rary Art

The con­tem­po­rary art in the stair­well and on the base­­ment lev­­el forms the back­­bone and foun­­da­­tion of the mu­se­um, look­ing in­­­to the past and the fu­­ture. more

Currently on View

Cur­rent­ly on View

Which art­works and col­lec­tion ar­eas are cur­rent­ly on view? You’ll find an overview here. more

The Mu­se­um

Photo Entrance of the Museum Ludwig


On Fe­bruary 5, 1976 Peter and Irene Lud­wig and the Ci­ty of Cologne signed a do­na­tion con­tract found­ing the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. more

Team Photo


An overview of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig’s staff of em­ploy­ees. more


Photo Research


Along with col­lect­ing, pre­sent­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, and pro­vid­ing art ed­u­ca­tion, re­search and preser­va­tion are the cen­tral tasks of a mu­se­um. more



Pre­serv­ing the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions is the task of our conser­va­tion work­shop. more

Art and Museum Library

Art and Mu­se­um Li­brary

The Kunst- und Mu­se­ums­bi­blio­thek (Art and Mu­se­um Li­brary) is one of the largest public li­braries for mod­ern art and pho­tog­ra­phy in the world. more

Re­cent Publi­ca­tions