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Guided tour 2023

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Art and architecture significantly contribute to the EPO’s corporate identity by bringing cultural responsibility to life. They express the core values and heritage of our international organisation and underpin the EPO’s commitment to offering a stimulating and inspiring working environment for more than 6000 employees in Europe. By reflecting the dynamic, innovative nature of the EPO, which combines creativity, technical expertise and high-quality products and services, the EPO art collection has become one of the world’s leading corporate art collections.

The EPO art collection comprises around 1 000 works of contemporary art, including 40 site-specific commissions. Artists from most of the 39 EPO member states are represented, reflecting the diversity and richness of contemporary European culture. Initiated in 1980, the collection is continuously expanding through the acquisition of new artworks, including those created by next-generation artists, whose visionary spirit and ideas can help make the world a smarter and more sustainable place.  

Exploring art at the EPO

Kristi Kongi. A new follower falls everyday. All mixed with daylight Alicja Kwade, Stand by (Ab2), 2002 Wolfgang Tillmans Paper Drop (Shadow), 2006 © Wolfgang Tillmans
Kristi Kongi
A New Flower Falls Every Day - All Mixed With Daylight, 2020
© Kristi Kongi
Alicja Kwade
Stand by (Ab2), 2002
© Alicja Kwade
Wolfgang Tillmans
Paper Drop (Shadow), 2006
© Wolfgang Tillmans

Upcoming events

Guided tour 2023

6 July 2023, 18.00 hrs

The guided tour takes place in German. If you are interested in a guided tour in English, French, Easy Language or a family tour (for families with children from 6 years), please contact us at  

Meeting point for the guided tour: 
European Patent Office, Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1, 80469 Munich  

The Long Night of Museums in Munich 2023

Save the date: Saturday 14 October 2023  


Past events  

The Long Night of Museums in Munich, Saturday 15 October 2022

Guided tours through the European Patent Office art collection in the Grasserstraße 9 building (at Hackerbrücke) took place and the premiere of the short film "Lichtkunst", in which the curator of the collection, Dr Kristine Schönert, presents light art works in the EPO.

Light art video

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