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The ZADIK | Central Archive for German and International Art Market Studies is an academic institute of the University of Cologne. It is dedicated to archiving, processing, critically and reflectively researching, and communicating the history, structures, contexts, and developments of international art systems. Today, the Central Archive comprises over 170 holdings of gallery owners, art dealers, auction houses, art critics, curators, specialist photographers, and other protagonists in the art market, focusing on the period from the early 20th century to the present. As the world's first specialized archive on the history of art market, ZADIK was founded in 1992 and transferred to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne in 2020.

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5 years Avantgarde | Helmut Rywelski's art intermedia 1967–1972

5 years Avantgarde | Helmut Rywelski's art intermedia 1967–1972

Exhibition at ZADIK
Archive inventory "Hauswedell & Nolte Auctions"

Archive inventory "Hauswedell & Nolte Auctions"

Third-party funded project
Document archive "Stiftung Kunstfonds"

Document archive "Stiftung Kunstfonds"

Digitalization and indexing project