City of Cologne will Receive a Spectacular Gift from the Bequest of Irene Ludwig

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COLOGNE.- After the unexpected death of Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Irene Ludwig last November, the terms of our generous patron’s testament have been disclosed. The City of Cologne will receive spectacular gifts and permanent loans from the bequest of Irene Ludwig for the Museum Ludwig and the Museum Schnütgen. A total of 528 works from the estate of Prof. Ludwig will permanently enrich Cologne’s collections. Mayor Jürgen Roters announced the donation today in the Historisches Rathaus, expressing deep-felt admiration and gratitude for this Honorary Citizen of Cologne’s decision. “The City of Cologne and anyone interested in art today or in the future will henceforth remember Prof. Irene Ludwig’s extraordinarily generous gift with immense gratitude when visiting one of our museums. This is the ultimate comple-