Academic Art Museum

Local nameAkademisches Kunstmuseum - Antikensammlung der Universität Bonn
LocationSüdstadt, Bonn, Germany

Akademisches Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Bonn, Germany. It is the oldest museum in Bonn and houses the antique collection of the University of Bonn with more than 500 antique statues and reliefs, and over 2,000 originals. It is located in a neoclassical building at the southern end of the Hofgarten, near the Electoral Palace.

The museum was founded in 1818 and has one of the largest collections of plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures in the world. At this time collections of plaster casts were mainly used in the instruction of students at art academies. They were first used in the instruction of university students in 1763 by Christian Gottlob Heyne at University of Göttingen.

Tags HeritageArtMuseumClassicism
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More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +49 228 737738

Address Am Hofgarten 21, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Coordinates 50°43'54.519" N 7°6'22.228" E

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