Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung

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Das Haus Hardenberg heute: Sitz des the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung  Foto: Bauhaus-Archiv, Catrin Schmitt

The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung houses the world’s largest collection relating to the history of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), the 20th Century’s most important school of architecture, design and art. The iconic building in Klingelhöferstrasse designed by Walter Gropius is currently undergoing conversion and the addition of a new building by the architect Volker Staab. Until it reopens, the Bauhaus archive is housed in a temporary location at Knesebeckstrasse 1-2 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
The temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung is located in the historic Haus Hardenberg. Built in 1955-56 by Paul Schwebes, this is one of the most important office and commercial buildings of Post-War Modernism in West Berlin. The bauhaus shop has found a place in the generous shop space on the ground floor. Historic photos and documents on the gallery give an insight into the history of the Bauhaus archive in Berlin. On a regular basis in the coming years, new exhibitions will be shown here and discussion events and workshops will be offered.
The Institution possesses an extensive collection of products from every workshop and phase of the Bauhaus, including furniture, lamps, metalwork, ceramics and textiles. In addition there are a large architectural collection, the collection of graphic art, and paintings and sculptures by teachers and students at the Bauhaus. Life in the Bauhaus is reflected in the many photographs and documents on display.

Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung
Knesebeckstraße 1-2
10623 Berlin

+49 (30) 25 40 02-0
+49 (30) 25 40 02-10
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Monday -Saturday
10:00 - 18:00

The museum will be closed from 30 April 2018 until further notice due to reconstruction work.

In the summer of 2018 the Bauhaus-Archiv will open a new venue in the rooms formerly occupied by the Kiepert bookshop in the Hardenberg House located at the corner of Knesebeckstraße and Hardenbergstraße.

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