GDK Research – research platform for images of the Great German Art Exhibitions 1937-1944 in Munich

GDK Research publishes unknown photographic documents – evidence of art that was subsidised by the state during the NS era – in order to make source material available for critical discussion and analysis of the Nazi regime’s art and cultural policies. The historical photographic evidence in the Photo Study Collection of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is part of Germany’s cultural heritage that was returned in 1946 by the American victors. GDK Research completely acknowledges its responsibility in its careful handling of this difficult, partly problematic and in any case controversial material. read more

Innenansicht der Ausstellung

Filter & facets

The group of categories on the right-hand side should facilitate your search for specific content in GDK-Research. You may easily narrow down your search further by choosing one of the dynamic filters.

Darstellung eines Grundriss


Choose a year and a room in order to explore the exhibits and see how they were displayed. You will receive a short piece of information about every visible work and with one click get access to all photographs of an art piece as well as a detailed description.

Darstellung eines Albums

Photo albums

Choose a year and browse in the related documents from the relevant exhibition. You can start a tour through any room at any time with just one mouse click.