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KURZ, Hilde (1910-1981)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, Hilde Kurz

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: KURZ, Hilde (1910-1981)

Date(s): c 1945-1968

Level of description: collection

Extent: 3 boxes

Name of creator(s): Kurz | Hilde | 1910-1981 | née Schüller | art historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hilde Schüller was born, 1910 and studied in Vienna, probably under Julius von Schlosser. She emigrated to London in the 1930s and became associated with the Warburg Institute. She married fellow art historian Otto Kurz in 1937. She died 1981. The American poetry critic Marjorie Perloff is her niece.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Hilde Kurz, art historian, c 1945-1968, including working papers and draft for The Encyclopaedia of Painting. Topics covered include: Costume; Tapestries; Painting in Northern Europe.


Language/scripts of material: English and German

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: working papers and draft for The Encyclopaedia of Painting.

Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the institutes holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the archivist, no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, 1981.


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Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Art history | Art theory | Arts
Fashion | Customs and traditions | Cultural heritage
Painting | Fine arts

Personal names
Kurz | Hilde | 1910-1981 | née Schüller | art historian

Corporate names

Northern Europe | Western Europe | Europe