gifts

Gifts form the basis of our collection. Thanks to the commitment of the avant-garde school’s former students and teachers, the Bauhaus-Archiv has been able to grow into the world’s largest Bauhaus collection: founded in 1960 by Hans Maria Wingler with the support of Walter Gropius, its initial goal was to collect and preserve the heritage of the former members of the Bauhaus, who had scattered around the world. In addition most of those teachers and students who still felt a close attachment to the place where they had been trained and taught entrusted large and important groups of their works to the Bauhaus-Archiv. Even today we still continue to be presented with generous gifts from their descendants and from Bauhaus enthusiasts.

Werner Jackson, self portrait, 1950s, © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Werner Jackson, self portrait, 1950s, © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Werner Jackson

Werner Jackson (1904–1984)

Erich Borchert, untitled [two women and a man], photograph of a lost wax crayon drawing , c.1927, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Erich Borchert, untitled [two women and a man], photograph of a lost wax crayon drawing , c.1927, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Erich Borchert

Erich Borchert (1907–1944)

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.