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 correspondence, manuscripts and other documents connected with the Bauhaus and makes these materials available to the public. More than 60,000 documentary and art photographs are available in the Photographic Archive.

Please note: 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. Beginning on 1 January 2017, our reference library is closed to visitors. From that date, it is also no longer possible to use the archive.

Photo Archive

The unique photo archive on Bauhaus history, personalities, workshops and products has become an indispensable resource for research partners and for publishing houses around the world.

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 ...

Online search

Library and Archive: helpfull links for online search ...

document archive

One of the central tasks of the Bauhaus Archive is the collection of all documents related to the activities, ideas and cultural legacy of the Bauhaus, including letters, manuscripts and printed matter ...

library

The specialist library at the Bauhaus-Archiv provides literature on the Bauhaus and its milieu and the associated artists, architects and designers ...

Big changes are coming!

Since 30 April 2018 the museum is unfortunately closed, so that construction work on the renovation and expansion can begin.
The bauhaus-shop and cafe will remain open in May. Opening Times bauhaus-shop: daily, except on Tuesdays, 10 am - 5 pm, Café: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 5 pm.

In the summer of 2018 the Bauhaus-Archiv will open a new project space in the rooms formerly occupied by the Kiepert bookshop in the Hardenberg House located at the corner of Knesebeckstraße and Hardenbergstraße. There we will inform you about all of our institution’s projects and continue to maintain contact with our visitors while the construction work is carried out. The bauhaus-shop also looks forward to greeting you there in future.

You will find more information on this website.