- Art Education
The SLM is fully dedicated to art-historical and technological research. On the one hand, the museum's own objects are being successively subjected to scientific evaluation on the premises. This research into the extensive collection more often than not exposes interesting issues that are also relevant to art studies on an international level.
The Suermondt Ludwig Museum is affectionately referred to as Aachen's own "Salon". The Villa Cassalette, a magnificent city palace dating from the 19th century, houses collections of priceless works of art. Its collection of medieval sculptures is superb, and one of the most prominent collections in all of Germany. And it also boasts an excellent range of late-Gothic German and Dutch panel paintings as well as works of Dutch Masters of the Baroque era. In addition, the Villa Cassalette is home to a small but exquisite collection of 19th-century and early 20th-century paintings, a gallery of prints and drawings and a comprehensive collection of arts and crafts items, the most precious of which are on show in the "Civic Cabinet of Arts and Curios".