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Art History



Claudia Frank

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Library Holdings and Acquisitions

The University and State Library has extensive holdings of print titles, including exhibition catalogues, as well as numerous electronic media. In addition, the ULB owns facsimile editions of historical works. The current collection foci are aligned with the prevailing profile of university teaching and research, and the aim is to continually expand access to electronic content.

Finding and Using

The subject-relevant literature is mainly located in the Branch Library Steintor-Campus and completely electronically indexed.

Individual Classification

Books acquired up to 2014 are shelved according to an individual classification system.


Books acquired from 2015 onwards are shelved according to the Regensburger Verbundsklassifikation (RVK).

Facsimile editions are usable only by appointment exclusively in the Reading Room for Historical Holdings and Maps.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links

Specialised Information Service

The specialised information service for art, photography and design offers catalogues and image resources as well as further services for research and publication regarding the field of art history.


Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


There are numerous specialized databases available for researching information. These are researchable via the Database Information System (DBIS).

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History and Profiling of the Subject

Historical research regarding art has a long tradition in Halle and is based on the foundation of the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in 1820. In 1903, a chair for middle and modern art history was established, with the collection and the institute maintaining close ties. In the GDR, the institute was separated from the Kupferstichkabinett, but was still able to stand its ground up to today. In Halle, the subject is offered in its entire range and includes medieval, early modern and modern art history, as well as architecture and photography.