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Collection of artworks by psychiatric patients finds permanent home

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.712/d (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:712
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    A collection of 5000 artworks by German psychiatric patients, dating back to the 1920s, has finally found a permanent home after four decades stored in a hospital cellar.

    The works, which were collected by the art historian and psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn between 1919 and 1922, and which have been exhibited across Europe as the Prinzhorn collection since the 1960s, will be housed in a new museum in Heidelberg, in …

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