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The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung studies and presents the history and influence of the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most important college of architecture, design and art. Through numerous educational services it communicates profound insights into the collection and the school’s programme. Over the course of the decades the Bauhaus-Archiv has built up the world’s largest collection of materials on the subject. To be able to present the collection more comprehensively, the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin will be supplemented by a new building on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus.

On 29 April 2018, due to the beginning of construction work our programming in the museum building at Klingelhöferstraße ends. From summer of 2018, the Bauhaus-Archiv will welcome you at Haus Hardenberg in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Video featuring Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Director Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, on the Bauhaus and its fascination

Video featuring Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Director Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, on the Bauhaus and its fascination, © Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, 2014; Production Cornelia Vossen, René Arnold

Welcome

The Bauhaus is still fascinating today. Director Dr Annemarie Jaeggi tells why ...

Hans Maria Wingler with Walter Gropius, 1961, Darmstadt (6.4.1961), on the occasion of the opening of Bauhaus-Archiv / (c) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Hans Maria Wingler with Walter Gropius, 1961, Darmstadt (6.4.1961), on the occasion of the opening of Bauhaus-Archiv (c) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

history

In 1960, the German art historian Hans Maria Wingler founded the Bauhaus-Archiv with the aim of building up a collection on the subject of the Bauhaus ...

building

The building of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin was designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus.

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.