Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen

Centre for Artists’ Publications

Exhibition view Artists‘ Books for Everything, 2017. Photo: Bettina Brach

The Weserburg Museum of Modern Art has a unique collection of artists’ publications and written material in Europe. The Centre for Artists’ Publications functions as an archive, research institute, and exhibition venue in equal measure. The archive and collection holdings form the basis of exemplary exhibitions and renowned scholarly research.

The Centre for Artists’ Publications comprises approximately 80 different archives, estates, funds and collections. The holdings consist of 1,300 linear meters of written material, written material of an artistic nature and artists’ publications. In total, there are more than 300,000 published, reproduced and published works of art by over 3,000 artists from all over the world – from artists’ stamps to artists’ books, films, videos and artists’ records to multimedia editions, the like of which cannot be found anywhere else in Europe.

The Centre for Artists’ Publications demonstrates the importance of artists’ publications for a pan-European cultural history and their location in an international context. After all, artists’ publications represent the first common European art history after World War II on the basis of an artistic network that transcends all political borders.


Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst
Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen
Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen

+49 (0)421 59839-40
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Visiting the Centre for Artists’ Publications for research purposes is only possible by prior appointment until further notice.
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Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 6pm
Monday closed


Closed Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1, Whit Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

On all other holidays, except those that fall on a Monday, the museum is open from 11am – 6pm.

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