Masterworks on paper: Prints – Drawing – Photography

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; Wolfgang Tillmans; SKD, Foto: Oliver Killig


More than half a million drawings, prints and photographs from the Middle Ages until today are being hold here, e.g. by Dürer, van Eyck, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Fragonard and Friedrich up to Toulouse-Lautrec, Kotzsch, Glöckner, Baselitz and Tillmans.

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[Translate to English:] Film Kupferstich-Kabinett

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Eine Welt auf Papier: Das Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden
Special exhibition at Royal Palace Dresden

Celebrating Beuys

From Line to Line – Leaf by Leaf

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Joseph Beuys, undatiert, unbetitelt
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Upcoming events

One collection presented at different places

Residenzschloss Dresden

Current special exhibitions

Besucher betrachten Fotos an der Wand
© SKD, Foto: Oliver Killig
Residenzschloss Dresden

Study room

Personen sitzen an Tischen, darauf Graphiken aufgestellt
© SKD, Foto: Andreas Diesend


Kunstutensilien auf eine Art Servierwagen
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank

A long tradition

As early as the sixteenth century, Saxon rulers began to collect works on paper. They were interested in creating a centre for pictorial documentation which would bring together knowledge and conceptions of the world.
History of the Collection

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