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Artwork of the Month

Our artwork of the month is the oil painting "Portrait of Helene Fourmet" by Johann Georg Ziesenis (1716–1776) based on: Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). The copy is part of the portrait studies that Ziesenis made as part of his academic training.

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Collection

Learn everything about the art collection of the University of Leipzig, the main focus of our collection as well as its specific areas. Research our collection's database! Here we also present our restoration projects and publications.

Die Restauratorin zeigt Praktikantinnen den Gemäldebesitz der Kustodie

Art Holdings of the University of Leipzig

The Art Holdings are a historically evolved collection that unites artworks from the university's over 600-year long history.

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Ein junges Mädchen guckt mit einer Lupe in ein aufgeschlagenes Buch, um sie herum stapeln sich Bücherberge
Die Publikationen der Kustodie im Überblick.
Die Restauratorin begutachtet ein Gemälde unter einem Mikroskop.
Epitaph Carpzov mit fehlendem Porträt

Missing objects

Due to the demolition of the University Church of St. Paul in 1968 and the subsequent storage of the artworks at different locations, some objects partially were lost. In recent years, many epitaphs' fragments have been returned to us. To this day, we keep searching for the missing parts of the artworks.

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Research and teaching

Find out about our current research projects and ongoing courses. Additionally, we offer internships for students of Art History and Restoration.

Dr. Christine Hübner betrachtet mit einer Studentin eine Architekturzeichnung auf einer Tafel.
Studierende betrachten mit Prof. Dr. Hiller von Gaertringen ein Gemälde.
Dr. Christine Hübner arbeitet mit einer Studentin am Werk.

Your visit to our exhibitions

Visit our exhibitions in the Art Holdings in the Rectorate Building or in the Gallery in the New Augusteum, have a look at the Paulinum and the artworks on the Augustusplatz Campus! Here you will find the dates set for our cultural and educational events.

Our Locations

Blick in den Innenraum des Paulinums Richtung Südosten mit Altar im Zentrum und Epitaphien an den Wänden

Paulinum—Assembly Hall and University Church of St. Paul

In the Paulinum, we show works of art—the Altar of St. Paul and epitaphs from the 16th to 18th centuries—that were saved from the University Church of St. Paul shortly before its demolition in 1968.

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View of the art collection in the Rectorate building, Photo: Custody/Marion Wenzel
Visitors in the gallery at the Neues Augusteum, Photo: Custody/Marion Wenzel
Besucher im Neuen Augusteum, Foto: Kustodie
Art education, Photo: Custody/Marion Wenzel
Bronzerelief "Karl Marx und das revolutionäre Wesen seiner Lehre", 1970-1973, Foto: Kustodie

Our exhibitions

Blick in den Galerieraum mit Kunstobjekten zeitgenössischer Kunst, an den Wänden Gemälde, im Raum stehen Skulpturen, die abstrakte aber doch menschliche Formen aufweisen
Die Ausstellung "Löwen und Meerjungfrauen", Okt. 2019- Jan. 2020, Foto: Kustodie/Marion Wenzel

Our exhibitions are currently still closed. We will reopen for the winter semester 2021/22; the Paulinum is expected to be open for visitors again from mid-September.

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Custody

As a central institution, we manage the university's Art Holdings. We perform the classic tasks of a museum—collecting, preserving, researching, communicating.

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Service

Custody Shop

Ansicht verschiedener Buchpublikationen der Kustodie, die wie auf einem Büchertisch ausgelegt sind
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Current publication

Titelcover des Buchs "Max Klinger und die Universität Leipzig", es trägt den Titel der Ausstellung und zeigt einen Ausschnitt des Wandgemäldes mit Figuren in einer Landschaft
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Small art guide

Paulinum - Assembly Hall and University Church St. Pauli 38 pages, 13.5 x 19 cm, softcover, also available in English, available at the Paulinum or from the publishing house Schnell + Steiner, EUR 3,50

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Book recommendation

Titelseite des Kunstführers zum Paulinum mit Ansicht der Fassade des Gebäudes
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