The Jesuit College in Cologne was the first north of the Alps and became an important center of the order in the region.More
The Jesuit Project lists provenances, information about the former location of the books and much more!More
The Jesuits in Cologne built up a large collection of books, which today is kept as part of the Gymnasialbibliothek in the USB Cologne.More
Libraries, archives, museums preserve our cultural heritage. Many of their collections date back to common previous owners and were distributed among different cultural institutions. The LAM project virtually puts the objects of the collections into their earlier context and enables an informative access to reunite what once belonged together.
Dr. Christiane Hoffrath, USB KölnMore
After the old Cologne University and traditional grammar schools were dissolved in the course of the Napoleonic wars and French rule in the Rhineland, the study foundations and the property of the old study houses were consequently abandoned. The extensive school and cultural property of the Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds stems from this Jesuit legacy.
Sabine Junker, KGSMore
Since the 1880s, the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, today the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, has held the drawings and prints of the former Jesuit College of Cologne on permanent loan from the Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds. Along with the legacy of Franz Ferdinand Wallraf, the Jesuit prints form a cornerstone of the museum's graphic arts collection.
Dr. Anne Buschhoff, WRMMore
The rich collection of the Jesuits, gathered over centuries, has been shattered into many parts by confiscation, secularization, partition, sale and robbery. In some cases, this cultural transfer can be reconstructed and scattered objects and their history can be found again.More