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The documenta archiv was founded in 1961 and consists of comprehensive records of the documenta exhibitions. A scientific research library, extensive press, image and audiovisual collections form part of its holdings. Personal papers complete our collection.

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 KasselPhone +49 56170727-3100Opening Hours Reading Room: Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am til 4.00 pm, Thursday from 9.00 am til 7.00 pm

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Since the 1990s the documenta archiv owns an important collection of over 200 high-quality photographic artist portraits.

From Autumn 2018 Dr. Sabine Schormann will be general director of the documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH.

The documenta archiv has just received the personal papers of Dirk Schwarze (1942 – 2017), art critic and long standing head of the cultural section of the Kassel daily newspaper HNA.

During documenta 9 (1992), Dirk Bleicker made this image of Matthew Barney's (born 1967) work OTTOshaft, which seems as enigmatic as it is threatening, in a truly strange exhibition place in Kassel.

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