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A survey exhibition on the history of the documenta in the Neue Galerie, Kassel.

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Manfred Schneckenburger has died

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Manfred Schneckenburger, who gave important impulses to world art exhibition documenta in Kassel with twice being involved.

New Fellowhip at documenta archiv

New Goethe-Institut Fellowship for international curators and researchers at the documenta archiv

Arnold-Bode-Prize 2019 goes to the artist Hans Haacke

The artist Hans Haacke receives the Arnold Bode Prize 2019, which is awarded every two years.

bauhaus | documenta. The Publication

Bauhaus and documenta are two globally successful cultural brands that stand for a welcoming, innovative and modern Germany.

New release in our publication series

The dance was frenetic, animated, clattering, twisted, and lasted a long time - that was the title of dOCUMENTA (13).

Okwui Enwezor has died

It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of Okwui Enwezor, the artistic director of documenta 11, who took the world art exhibition on a new path with his work here in Kassel.

Artist Collective ruangrupa directs documenta 15

Nominated unanimously by the International Finding Committee the Supervisory Board appointed ruangrupa, a collective of artists and creatives from Jakarta, Indonesia, with a tenmember core as the artistic direction of documenta 15.

Professorships announced for the documenta Institute

Three additional professorships for the future documenta Institute have now been announced.

The web plattform "documenta studies" is now online

The web platform "documenta studies" goes online. It brings together a direct engagement with documenta’s history and present as well as reflections on wider relevant curatorial practices, formats, and institutions.

The financing of the new building of the future documenta Institute is secured

In a resolution, the Kassel magistrate approves the City of Kassel's share of the building project of the documenta Institute of € 6 million.

documenta archiv to go

With our new red cotton bags, the documenta archiv is always going to be a good companion.

Stellenausschreibung Medien-Restauratorin

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Medien-Restaurator/in in Elternzeitvertretung, Vollzeit, befristet bis zum 30.01.2020. Bewerbungsschluss: 16.09.2018

Stellenausschreibung Fachangestellte/n für Medien- und Informationsdienste

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Fachangestellte/n für Medien- und Informationsdienste, Fachrichtung Archiv.
Bewerbungsschluss: 26.08.2018

New General Director of the documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH

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

Dirk Schwarze's personal papers are now in the documenta archiv

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.

State of Hesse strengthens research at documenta

With the establishment of three new professorships financially supported by the State of Hesse research in the setup of the future documenta Institute will essentially be strengthened.

Librarian or BA in Library and Information Science

Wir suchen zum frühestmöglichen Termin eine/n Diplom-Bibliothekar/in bzw. Bachelor Bibliotheks- und Informationsmanagement.


The "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Archive in Nordhessen" organizes a week-long comprehensive program on the subject of "Democracy and civil rights". To mark the nationwide "Day of the Archives", eleven archives - including the documenta archiv - will  take part in providing information on exhibitions, films, presentations and guided tours.


Museums, libraries and archives with the task to preserve cultural heritage are bound to a democratic educational mission. Due to the legal framework conditions, this mission can only be pursued to a very limited extent within the digital space.

From January 2018 onwards: Extended opening hours

With the establishment of a new reading room for all three departments – records and papers; media collections and art library – the visitors of the documenta archiv will get the opportunity to stay longer to carry out their research.

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