Art Library

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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The Art Library (Kunstbibliothek) is one of the largest museum libraries dedicated to all facets of art history and cultural studies. Above and beyond this, however, it also boasts valuable collections on the history of architecture, photography, graphic design, fashion, book art, and media art. Its extremely diverse vast holdings include works in a wide variety of media: first editions and historical postcards, illustrated placards and posters, fashion designs, architectural drawings and models, bequests of photograph collections, and Fluxus assemblages. Together, the library and the various museum collections it contains represent the full spectrum of source material on the history of art.

The intermeshing of art and cultural studies lies at the heart of the library’s mission. Its research activities and exhibitions open new, interdisciplinary perspectives on important themes in art: the rise and evolution of international art styles and movements, the history of the art trade, and the shared origins of Occidental and non-European art.

Art Library
Matthäikirchplatz 8
10785 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
Website
www.smb.museum/museen-ei…
Email
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Social Networks
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Monday
closed
Tuesday -Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday -Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

The visit is only possible with a time slot ticket. It is recommended to book it online in advance: www.smb.museum/tickets.
The number of visitors is limited, taking into account the spatial capacities. All visitors from 6 years of age are obliged to wear a mouth-and-nose cover, keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, follow the signposted tours and avoid group formations in the rooms.

Restricted reading and study room operations in the art library
The reading room is open again from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a reduced number of reading room spaces after prior written registration stating the reasons for the research purpose.

1. January
12:00 - 18:00
1. May
11:00 - 18:00
3. October
11:00 - 18:00
24. December
Closed
25. December
11:00 - 18:00
26. December
11:00 - 18:00
31. December
Closed
Admission price
6,00 €

Special exhibition room Art Library

Reduced price
3,00 €

Children and and young people up to the age of 18 are eligible for free admission.

Yearly ticket

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Member of Museumspass Berlin
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Museum Shop, Restaurant, Library

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
  • limited wheelchair accessibility limited wheelchair accessibility
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