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. These estate papers consist of two groups of material: 5000 photos and 14,000 written documents. Walter Gropius’s extensive correspondence carried out with over a thousand correspondents between 1910 and 1969, the photographs of his buildings and projects and his private photos form a unique source for the art, architectural and cultural history of modernism.

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

Online-Research (in German)

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
- 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.


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.