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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Kulturforum. Berlin-Tiergarten, Matthäikirchplatz © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
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The Museum of Prints and Drawings (Kupferstichkabinett) is home to a universe of 'art on paper,' with masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Adolph Menzel, and Vincent van Gogh, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Pablo Picasso, and – more recently – Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter. With its wealth of treasures, it is a central place for European artistic ideas, images, and forms of expression, as well as for those of world cultures linked to Europe through cultural and historical ties. It contains works from 1000 years of the history of art, culture, and the media, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum’s collection comprises a staggering 550,000 prints and some 110,000 drawings, watercolours, pastels, and oil sketches. The Kupferstichkabinett collects European drawings and prints and, more recently, international works of art on paper. The museum also contains illuminated manuscripts (hand-written texts adorned with exquisite miniatures) dating from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, books with original graphic art, special portfolios, sketch books, topographical views and printing plates.

As a museum of the graphic arts, the Kupferstichkabinett is the collection, excellence, and exhibition centre for all draughtsmanship and printmaking, manuscript illumination, and artistic book illustration at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The Kupferstichkabinett is the largest collection of art in the graphic medium in Germany and is one of the four most important museums of its kind worldwide.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Valid for special exhibitions.

The 2G rule applies to visits to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. This means that admission to the museums is only possible with a digitally readable vaccination or recovery certificate. Please show your digitally readable certificate together with a valid photo ID at the entrance control on site.

The visit is only possible with a medical or FFP2 face mask as well as with a time slot ticket, which should be booked online in advance: www.smb.museum/tickets.

Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

  • 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

Location,

Matthäikirchplatz 8, 10785 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-ei…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price 3,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 8,00 €

Exhibitions

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz, © tomas schmit archiv, Berlin

m a k i n g things

Tomas Schmit. Drawing, Action, Language 1970–2006

© Dr. Helgi und Helga Wrage, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz

Hell's Black and Starlight

Dante's Divine Comedy in Modern and Contemporary Art

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett/ Volker H. Schneider

Woodcut

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz, © tomas schmit archiv, Berlin

Museum of Prints and Drawings

Eins zu Eins – Heute: Kupferstichkabinett

zur Sonderausstellung „sachen m a c h e n.“

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Dietmar Katz, © tomas schmit archiv, Berlin

Museum of Prints and Drawings

Table Talks: "m a c h things."

"Tomas Schmit. Drawing, Action, Language 1970-2006"

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

COLLECTION ONLINE

Schinkel's heritage

Tickets

Admission price

6,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price

3,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 8,00 €

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Restaurant

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

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