The Bauhaus masters on the roof of the Bauhaus building in Dessau. From the left: Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer.

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. Its current holdings of approximately 60,000 photos include portraits, pictures of works produced in the classrooms and workshops, Bauhaus architecture and design and related tendencies, and finally, images of the artefacts in the Bauhaus-Archiv Collection.

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is happy to make its extensive photo archive available for publications and for research purposes. The photo services can supply illustrations in various formats and for different types of usage.

More Information

Big changes are coming!

From 6 to 20 March 2018 the museum must unfortunately remain closed, because of construction work. The bauhaus-shop and cafe will remain open, except on Tuesdays, 10 am - 5 pm.

From 21 March to 29 April 2018, during our special programme »Open House«, you can explore the exhibition galleries freed from all architectural elements added at later times, take part in architectural tours or personally participate in a sound-art installation and performance.

In the summer of 2018 the Bauhaus-Archiv will open a new venue 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.