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. Since its founding in 1960, the archive has been able to assemble material from the personal estates of over 500 teachers and students from the Bauhaus, as well as people and institutions connected with the ideas and history of the Bauhaus. The archive currently maintains over 140 linear metres of files, in addition to all Bauhaus publications and a collection of company documents and sales catalogues.

Since 1 January 2017, our archive is closed as preparations have begun for the upcoming measures related to our building project. 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.

If you wish to find information about the holdings of the document collection in general, please use the Kalliope portal.

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.