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Collecting, researching, presenting, communicating

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung studies and presents the history and influence of the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most important college of architecture, design and art – and over the course of the decades it has built up the world’s largest collection of materials on the subject. To be able to present the collection more comprehensively, the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin will be adding a new building to coincide exactly with the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in 2019. But even now it offers – particularly through the numerous educational services provided – profound insights into the collection and the college’s programme. The Bauhaus was only in existence up to 1933, but the ideas it produced continue to be influential in a wide variety of ways. Accordingly, the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin presents not only thematic exhibitions on the Bauhaus, but also regular exhibitions of contemporary design from the creative community.

Welcome

Experience the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung! The institution’s double name indicates its programme ...

Video featuring Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Director Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, on the Bauhaus and its fascination

Video featuring Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Director Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, on the Bauhaus and its fascination, © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, 2014; Production Cornelia Vossen, René Arnold

Today

The Bauhaus is still fascinating today. Director Dr Annemarie Jaeggi tells why ...

Hans Maria Wingler with Walter Gropius, 1961, Darmstadt (6.4.1961), on the occasion of the opening of Bauhaus-Archiv / (c) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Hans Maria Wingler with Walter Gropius, 1961, Darmstadt (6.4.1961), on the occasion of the opening of Bauhaus-Archiv (c) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

history

In 1960, the German art historian Hans Maria Wingler founded the Bauhaus-Archiv with the aim of building up a collection on the subject of the Bauhaus ...

building

The building of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin was designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus.

Corporate Design

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin is introducing a new corporate design. A typeface developed specifically for the Bauhaus-Archiv stands at the core of the new image.