Restoration of the Wallraf Library

In 2018 we started with the restoration and renovation of the library Ferdinand Franz Wallraf. Wallraf was the last rector of the old University of Cologne and a famous citizen of the city of Cologne. We owe it to our patrons that we can preserve his important scholarly library from the late period of the Enlightenment. They made it possible for us to save the works from the 15th-19th century.

November 2020: Our current YouTube video about the Wallraf Library
"A tour de force with sensitivity: the restoration of the Wallraf Library".


2020: A tour de force with sensitivity:
Restoration of the library Wallraf


2019: Restoration of Wallraf
books in the studio for
Paper Restoration Ferlmann


2016: "Wallraf digital"
Interview with Dr. Christiane Hoffrath

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Sponsored by
of the representative
of the Federal Government
for culture and media

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Sponsored by
the coordinating office
for the preservation of the
written cultural heritage (KEK)

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Sponsored by
Ministry of Culture and
Science of the country
North Rhine-Westphalia

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Sponsored by
Ministry of Culture and
Science of the country
North Rhine-Westphalia

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Sponsored by
Ministry of Culture and
Science of the country
North Rhine-Westphalia

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We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our book sponsors who have supported the restoration of  "Wallrafs Büchern" with their donations.