Rhenish Photographic Archive, Cologne

Rhenish Photographic Archive, Cologne

If you love collecting photographs as memoirs of your trip, then you must visit the Renish Photographic Archive on your trip to Cologne, Germany. You can find an extensive collection of photographs on the culture, architecture and art of Cologne at the Rheinisches Bildarchiv. This archive is today a part of the Museen der Stadt Köln. Founded in 1925, Renish archive has been meticulously documenting Cologne’s urban development, topography, city museum inventories and public constructions. If you love photography, you will be thrilled to view the collection of historical photographs of Rhineland villages and towns on display here.

In recent years, this archive has collected some amazing photographs of famous photographers in Cologne like August Kreyenkamp, August Sander, Hugo Schmölz, Karl Hugo, Chargesheimer and P.P. Fürst. One of the most striking features of this archive is that most of the photographs are preserved as black and white negatives using different formats and techniques. These precious negatives are under the care of a specialist who takes care and restores them if necessary. The Marburger Index located in the Museum of Applied Arts reading room can be used by visitors to search for photographs. You can address any queries to the courteous staff at the archive and reading room.

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Sight Name: Rhenish Photographic Archive
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Museums of Cologne  

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