The Zentralarchiv des Internationalen Kunsthandels (central archive of the international art trade) (ZADIK) celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. Prof. Günter Herzog, scientific head of the institute since 2002, is the recipient of this year's ART COLOGNE Prize. The ART COLOGNE Prize is awarded jointly each year by the German association of galleries and art dealers (BVDG) and Koelnmesse for exceptional performance in the communication of art. The prize will be awarded in the presence of invited guests on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the historic city hall of Cologne.
Günter Herzog took a doctoral degree and qualified as a professor at the University of Cologne, where he has been teaching the cultural and social history of art, as well as the history of the art trade since 1998, and where he was named an adjunct professor in 2008. Two years ago, it was possible to link the ZADIK as a so-called An-Institut (adjunct institute) to the specialist field of art history of the University of Cologne; the perfect foundation for the art market master degree course, which was established here in 2014.