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The Academy mourns the death of Paul Köpf

Deeply saddened, we have to announce the much too early death of our colleague Paul Köpf.

Paul Köpf has worked with great dedication and commitment in the University Library since 2008, initiated a large number of events and contributed significantly to making our library a lively place of exchange. For this we thank him very much and will keep him in honorable memory.

Our sincere condolences go out to his family and all his surviving relatives. We wish them much strength during this sad time.

Johan Hartle, Ingeborg Erhart, Werner Skvara
Rectorate of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

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Paul worked in the library with heart and soul and, together with his colleagues, strove to establish the university library as a place of encounter, learning and inspiration, as well as social and cultural participation.
 He succeeded. He leaves us with wonderful memories. We thank you Pauli.

Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and all his friends. In particular, our thoughts at this difficult time are with his son, to whom he was a caring and loving father throughout his life.

The team of the University Library