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building of the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge
Armin Herrmann / Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge

The Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things (Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge) is devoted to the material culture of the 20th and 21st centuries shaped by industrial mass production. The core of the institution is formed by the archive of the German "Werkbund", an association founded in 1907 and made up of artists, industrialists and cultural politicians seeking to initiate fundamental reform ("Lebensreform") and a more modern-objective design of industrially manufactured products, architecture and living spaces. The major themes of the movement were quality, the appropriate use of materials, practicality, functionality and sustainability.
The Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things takes up a conscious position within this tradition and sees its task in material preservation and scientific documentation as well as in contemporary interpretation and reflection.
The museum has been collecting historically important design objects, items and archival material since the 1970s, with each item documenting our modern everyday life as it is affected by commodity culture. The museum currently has a collection of around 25,000 objects. It is located in a former factory building and functions as an open depot in which visitors have the opportunity to observe directly how the museum handles the collections on a space of roughly 500 square metres.

Opening hours,

Year-round

6. November 2023 - 22. May 2024

  • Monday-Sunday closed

The museum is temporarily closed from 6.11.2023 to 22.5.2024 due to relocation.

all-year

23. May 2024 - 18. December 2025

  • Monday 12:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday-Wednesday closed
  • Thursday-Sunday 12:00 - 19:00

Location,

Leipziger Straße 54, 10117 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 92 10 63-11

Website,

www.museumderdinge.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

Exhibitions

Hug & Eberlein

Profitopolis

or the Condition of the City

Events

Profitopolis oder der Zustand der Stadt
Hug & Eberlein

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Museumsopening

with the exhibition "Profitopolis or the Condition of the City"

Guided Tour, Concert, Miscellaneous

Zimmermannshammer der H&S (Handwerk und Selbsthilfe) Kiezbau GmbH, 1980er Jahre, Hersteller: Peddinghaus
Leihgabe: Wolfgang Schumacher, Foto: Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Workshop of Things

Drop-in Workshop

Workshop

Stadtplan Berlin-Mitte, "Planwerk Innenstadt", 1999
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Umweltschutz und Technologie, Statd Berlin

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Guided tour through the exhibition "Profitopolis or the Condition of the City"

in German

Guided Tour

Tauchpumpe aus dem Testfilterbetrieb von „Fluss Bad Berlin“, 2017, Hersteller: Jung Pentair, Leihgabe: Flussbad Berlin e.V.
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Family tour through the exhibition "Profitopolis or the state of the city"

in German language

Guided Tour

"Planwerk Innenstadt", 1999
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Umweltschutz und Technologie, Stadt Berlin

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Guided tour through the exhibition "Profitopolis or the Condition of the City"

in German

Guided Tour

Motiv der Interbau-Ausstellung, 1957
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Berlin at a glance - Interactive map workshop

Drop-in workshop

Workshop

Denkmal-Plakette zur Kennzeichnung Berliner Denkmale, 2020er Jahre
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Guided tour in English through the exhibition "Profitopolis or the Condition of the City"

Guided Tour

Flyer von Deutsches Wohnen und Co. enteignen
Sammlung Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Housing for all

Guided tour of the Otto-Suhr-Siedlung with architect Steffen Adam

Guided Tour, Lecture, talk

Bierdeckel "Genossenschaft kommt von genießen", Wohnungsbaugenossenschaften Berlin
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Curator tour

Guided Tour

"Die Bodenreform", ein Buch von Adolf Damaschke, Gustav Fischer Verlag Iena, 1913
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

It's better to live without profit

Interview with the architect Sabine Horlitz

Lecture, talk

Die Badekappe des Stadtentwicklungsprojekts Fluss Bad Berlin
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Fluss Bad Berlin

Water Climate City

Guided tour and discussion

Guided Tour, Lecture, talk

„Anti-Monopoly“, 1983, Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik (ASS), Altenburg, Entwurf: Ralph Anspach
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Soil and profit

City walk with the architect Laura Calbet Elias

Guided Tour

Das Pfützenarchiv von Mirja Busch
Pfützenarchiv / Mirja Busch
Archivansicht mit mit unterschiedlichen Flüssigkeiten gefüllten Flaschen in Regalen

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Puddles and plants

Puddle tour with Mirja Busch

Guided Tour

Das Haus der Statistik
abbilder
Schwarzweißfotografie des Hauses der Statistik in Berlin.

Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U)

Rooms for culture

Talk

Lecture, talk

"Die autogerechte Stadt", Hans Bernhard Reichow, Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg, 1959
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Asphalt and cars

Discussion on urban mobility

Lecture, talk

Plakat "Deutsche Werkbundausstellung Coeln 1914" von F. H. Ehmcke
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

"How political can the Deutscher Werkbund be?"

Lecture, talk

Ausstellungskatalog „Berlin plant. Erster Bericht“, Gestaltung: Hans Leistikow, 1946
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge / Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

According to the plan

Conversation with architect Inken Baller and architectural historian and publicist Thomas Flierl

Lecture, talk

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

6,00 €

Reduced price

4,00 €

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Library
  • Archive
  • Diaper changing table

Accessibility

Mehr zur Barrierefreiheit bei mobidat.net

Audioguides

In German, English.

For people with learning difficulties.

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Exhibition house

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f³ – freiraum für fotografie
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