Lucia Moholy, Portrait of Walter Gropius, 1927


The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung holds the world's largest collection of Bauhaus photos. It comprises 6,000 prints (4,000 of which are vintage prints) by 117 photographic artists from the Bauhaus and its circle and successors – including works by László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Peterhans and the Feininger family. In addition, there are 1,500 original negatives by Lucia Moholy, Herbert Schürmann and Eugen Batz.

Some 60,000 photos (half of them originals) on the history of the Bauhaus and its members, workshops and products form another focus of the collection. This part of the archive contains unique testimony to everyday life at the Bauhaus and on architecture and design, and has consequently become an indispensable partner for publishers all over the world.

Visit us at the temporary bauhaus-archiv!

Our museum and archive at Klingelhöferstrasse are closed due to construction work.