the temporary bauhaus-archiv © Catrin Schmitt

the temporary bauhaus-archiv © Catrin Schmitt

Visitor information

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is currently undergoing renovation and will receive a new museum building. We regret that while construction work is in progress, our museum, archive and reference library are closed. Our archive’s holdings are not accessible at our interim location.

In the meantime, we welcome visitors ...

Long Night of Museums 2018 at the temporary  / © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Catrin Schmitt

Long Night of Museums 2018 at the temporary © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Foto: Catrin Schmitt

the temporary bauhaus-archiv

While our museum is being renovated and extended, we are turning our focus to the “experiment” at the temporary bauhaus-archiv. In the spirit of the Bauhaus, we set out in search of new issues, tasks and discoveries. The temporary also serves as a place of learning for the new museum ...

Portrait of Walter Gropius, photo: Louis Held, ca. 1922/23, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Portrait of Walter Gropius, photo: Louis Held, ca. 1922/23, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Open Archive Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius’s extensive private archive related to the history of the Bauhaus still continues to form the indispensable core and heart of the Bauhaus-Archiv collection today.

In our Online Database you can search through important parts of this estate. (For technical reasons open link in new private window with ...

Annemarie Jaeggi, director of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, photo: Catrin Schmitt

Annemarie Jaeggi, director of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, photo: Catrin Schmitt

Honorary Doctorate for Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi

On 6 November 2019, director Annemarie Jaeggi received the honorary doctorate from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) for her outstanding achievements in the history of art, design and architecture.

Annemarie Jaeggi is considered internationally as one of the top-level architecture and art historians for the 20th century, particularly through her ...

profile

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. Over the course of the decades the Bauhaus-Archiv has built up the world’s largest collection of materials on the subject. To be able to present ...

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. 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 ...

gifts

Gifts form the basis of our collection. Thanks to the commitment of the avant-garde school’s former students and teachers, the Bauhaus-Archiv has been able to grow into the world’s largest Bauhaus collection: founded in 1960 by Hans Maria Wingler with the support of Walter Gropius, its initial goal was to ...

library and archive

The Library and Archive at the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin are important international research facilities that are visited by hundreds of scholars every year. The reference library holds more than 32,000 volumes on the specialist subjects of 1920s architecture, art and design. In addition, the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin holds an extensive collection of ...

Publications

Since the Bauhaus-Archiv’s founding, this institution has regularly released publications on the Bauhaus and its own activities.