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Company history

The Zemanek-Münster art house in Würzburg has become Europe's only auction house that specializes successfully and exclusively in non-European art.

The company started in 1978 as a small and distinguished antique shop for European art. Since the beginning of the nineties it exclusively has been involved with tribal art, especially in fine old art from Africa, Australia, Oceania, Asia and The Americas.
Zemanek-Münster’s first overseas Departement for Pre-Columbian and Classical Art Department is now also based in New York at the Upper East Side.

Tribal art auctions will be hold four times a year at the auction house in Würzburg, an old blacksmith's shop in former times. In 2007 the auction house was renovated to provide more exhibition space and also considerably improved presentation.

The family run company, managed by Karin Zemanek-Münster and Ernst Zemanek, today has eight full-time employees, who are art historians and ethnologists for European art and non-European art as well as art enthusiastics. The extended team also includes photographers and layouters.

The company is now widely regarded for its professional qualifications, academic application, integrity, reliability and fairness, that have gained them a high degree of customer trust all over the world. Zemanek-Münster is the only auction house in tribal art that guarantee the authenticity and originality of their objects.

For several years Zemanek-Münster has been represented with its associated Gallery for non-European Art at international tribal art shows, like the Tribal & Textile Art Shows in San Francisco and New York. Zemanek-Münster is also present in Maastricht at the tribal art exhibition "Art from another world" – a brand-new and prosperous show for non-European tribal art, that started for the first time in March 2011.

Recommended hotels

Maritim Hotel Würzburg
Pleichertorstraße 5
97070 Würzburg
Telefon +49 931 3053-0
Telefax +49 931 3053-900
Distance: approx. 1,5 km
Best Western Premier Hotel Rebstock
Neubaustraße 7
97070 Würzburg
Telefon +49 931 30930
Telefax +49 931 3093100
Distance: approx. 300 m
Hotel Walfisch
Am Pleidenturm 5
97070 Würzburg
Telefon +49 931 35 20-0
Telefax +49 931 35 20-500
Distance: approx. 500 m
Hotel Till-Eulenspiegel
(non smoking hotel)
Sanderstrasse 1a
97070 Würzburg
Telefon +49 931 35 58 40
Telefax +49 931 35 58 430
Distance: approx. 400 m


Selection of bookstores for print and out-of-print books specialised in non-European tribal art:

Boekhandel de Verre Volken, Leiden (Niederlande)
Lamazarine, Paris (Frankreich)
Vasco&Co Books and Art, Brüssel (Belgien)