Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

The Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg, reg. assoc. (founded 1967), is a center of information and documentation for contemporary art, supported by the Free State of Bavaria, the city of Nuremberg, the administrative region of Middle Franconia and private members. The institute’s objectives are the cultivation of an archive for German and international contemporary art, the conception and realization of exhibitions, as well as publishing material on contemporary art.
The Institute’s archive is one of the most important German special libraries on post-1945 international art. During the course of the years it has proved possible to set up around 27,000 instructive files on the essential representatives of national and international present-day art, a comprehensive archive of journals, as well as a library on a range of fields and themes. Along with exhibition catalogues, monographs, scholarly works and periodicals, also videos, CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs find a place in our collection. A special focus is given to ‘grey literature’ (invitation cards, brochures, folders…) and to press cuttings (regularly archived from the daily and weekly press and trade journals).

Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Luitpoldstraße 5
D-90402 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911/240 21 20


The online catalog contains information on approx. 35,000 contemporary international artists including architects, photographers and designers.
In addition to some short biographical information on the artist, the database states the records the institutional archive holds about an artist. It indicates whether dossier files with printed documents, invitation cards, press clippings or poster files are available.
Records: 36848
Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg