The Sitterwerk Foundation’s Kunstbibliothek is a reference library with around 30,000 volumes on sculpture, architecture, photography, material and casting technology, and material science and restoration. The holdings can be accessed via the Sitterwerk Catalogue or consulted directly on site. The location of each book is documented on a daily basis with the help of RFID technology. The continuous inventory that is thus achieved makes it possible for the books to be positioned in a site-specific, dynamic order.
As a specialized library, we offer a collection that is unique in the world on the topics of art and production, handcraft and materiality, which we make available to an interested public at any time. The Kunstbibliothek is located in the same space as the Werkstoffarchiv, so that the material samples and literature can be used in parallel and in inspiring dialogue with one another. Research work done with the collections on site can be documented and saved for further use using the interactive worktable, the Werkbank.
Reading the Library
An exhibition on feminist and de-colonial approaches to systems of ordering knowledge