collection areas

The focus of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung collection is on the famous Bauhaus ‘classics’ and works from its artistic and teaching activities – which are presented in our permanent exhibition and on this web site under The Bauhaus Collection.

In addition, the successor institutions such as the New Bauhaus in Chicago and the Ulmer Hochschule für Gestaltung (College of Design in Ulm) are also represented in the collection with examples of their works.

Numerous documents and a rich stock of photographs reflect the influence and life of the Bauhaus teachers and students, providing a comprehensive view of the Bauhaus and its development.

Information for other institutions:
In 2019, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the Bauhaus-Archiv’s existing building will be modernised in a manner appropriate to its status as a listed landmark and it will be supplemented by a new museum building. Preparations have now begun for the upcoming measures related to this move. The Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin thus requests your understanding for the fact that no more works can be made available for loans in the coming years. Beginning on 1 January 2017, our reference library will be closed to visitors. From that date, it will also no longer be possible to use the archive. If you wish to use the archive before this deadline, please contact the archivist well in advance to arrange an appointment. The photo service will continue to be available for photo orders.

documents

When the Bauhaus-Archiv was founded in 1960, its central purpose was defined as ‘collecting … all documents relating to the activities and cultural ideas of the Bauhaus’ ...

photos

Photography played an important role at the Bauhaus. The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung today holds a unique collection of photographs ...

Wilhelm Wagenfeld (design), 1924, based on preliminary design by Carl Jakob Jucker, 1923, Table lamp MT 9 / ME 1 glass version, design 1923-1924, produced c. 1927 / Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Photo: Gunter Lepkowski

Wilhelm Wagenfeld (design), 1924, based on preliminary design by Carl Jakob Jucker, 1923, Table lamp MT 9 / ME 1 glass version, design 1923-1924, produced c. 1927 Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Photo: Gunter Lepkowski

Works

Collection focus: the ‘classics’ ...