Hôtel Lully
45, rue des Petits Champs
75001 Paris

Phone +33 1 42 60 67 82

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German Forum for Art History Paris



The German Center for Art History Paris (DFK Paris) is an independent art historical research institute. Located in the center of the international art metropolis Paris with its prominent museums, archives, and research institutions, it sees itself programmatically as a “forum” and place of international professional exchange.
Here, the academic traditions of France and the German-speaking areas enter into a fruitful dialogue with international positions and become a starting point for innovative and interdisciplinary research on the art of the two countries in a global context. With its annual themes, the Institute specifically ties in the latest scientific discourse, which is negotiated within the framework of a study program.





Areas of research

Transculturality and Mobility; Institutional and Scientific History; The Art of Objects; Digital Art History



With approximately 123,000 resources and 193 current journals, the library of the DFK Paris is a specialised library on the history of German art, culture, and science. It provides an overview of research literature on the abovementioned fields, focusing on France and Franco-German art relations.



Scholarships for doctoral students and postdocs in the field of art history and related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; internships; study courses; German-French Colloquium on Art History; award for curators


Colloquia, lectures, workshops, seminars, study days, round tables, academies, study courses, ciné-débat