The art collection of the Georg-August University Göttingen is the oldest teaching collection in Germany and was founded in 1770. It has a focus on Dutch and Flemish art from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century and finds its origin within the bequests of the Frankfurt patrician Johann Friedrich Armand von Uffenbach in 1770 and Johann Wilhelm Zschorn from Celle in 1796. The collection includes 120 paintings, for example Jan Steen, Gillis van Coninxloo, Jan Victors, David Teniers the Elder, Salomon van Ruysdael, Joos de Momper, and others. Additionally, the collection houses 350 drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and ca. 4000 sheets of prints, including those by Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, and Hendrick Goltzius. A highlight is the original printing plate of Rembrandt’s first oriental head. It is worth noting that exhibitions and publications regarding the collection are regularly developed in cooperation with students.
Dr. Anne-Katrin Sors, Custodian of the collection (March 2021)