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.

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New temporary location!

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung at Klingelhöferstrasse is closed, as the museum building will be renovated and receive an extension. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Enjoy a coffee or a small lunch in the historical building after a design by the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius instead: the bauhaus-café will be open for you from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm until June 29, 2018.

As of June 30, 2018 you will be welcome at the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung, our temporary location at Knesebeckstraße 1-2 (U Ernst-Reuter-Platz), including our bauhaus-shop. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

We will continue to provide topical and historical informationen for you on this website.