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The documenta archiv continually works to improve the documentation and digitization aiming to increase the digital and on-site access to our holdings.

Untere Karlsstr. 4, 34117 Kassel

Phone +49 56170727-3100

Opening 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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Images documenta and documenta archiv

We kindly provide you with one image free of charge for each documenta exhibition and its artistic directors.

Bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand

The exhibition "Bauhaus | documenta. Vision and Brand" reflects for the first time the Bauhaus and documenta in comparison. This year’s 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus provides an opportunity to look at the development of both institutions, which have become cultural brands, and to question them critically at the same time

Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren

The documenta archiv is organising an international conference in the documenta-Halle from 22 - 24 November 2018 in preparation for the future documenta Institut (will be held in English)

From the documenta archiv #3 Hans Hillmann „Fly paper“. A Comics-​Concert

The series of events “From the documenta archiv” will be continued. On Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 5 pm will take place an extraordinary “comic concert” at the Gloria Cinema. The papers of Hans Hillmann are now part of the archive’s collection.

New Corporate Identity of the documenta archiv

The documenta archiv gets a new image with a web presence, logo, and -custom typography developed by the Stuttgart Design Agency L2M3.