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.

Following a successful entry in the digitisation competition "Digitalisierung", a significant part of these estate papers has been digitally preserved for posterity and made accessible online for the use of the general public.

The material consists of 5,000 photos and 14,000 written documents, comprising Walter Gropius’s extensive correspondence carried out with over a thousand correspondents between 1910 and 1969, the photographs of his buildings and projects as well as his private photos and his newspaper archive from 1917 to 1925.

Online-Research (in German)
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This project is supported by funding from the Projektfonds des Landes Berlin and from the European Union (European Regional Development Fund, ERDF).

Project duration: 2013–2015

Partners of the project are Servicestelle Digitalisierung - digiS am Konrad-Zuse-Institut Berlin/ZIB, Berlinische Galerie and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin/Datenbank Kalliope

A full report on the digitisation project of Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin finden Sie hier als PDF-Download.