Bauhaus Archive

Museum for Design

the temporary bauhaus archive, Haus Hardenberg © Konrad Langer

Architecture and offers

In the coming years, the Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design in Berlin will be renovated in accordance with the preservation order and extended with a new building by Staab Architekten. The museum will be located in the extension, the archive in the existing building. The Berlin Bauhaus institution owns the world's most comprehensive collection on the history of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), the important school for architecture, design and art in the 20th century. However, due to the growth of the collection and the increasing number of visitors, the building, which opened in 1979, has long been too small and no longer meets the increased requirements of a museum with an archival function. The federal government and the state of Berlin are sharing the total costs of the renovation and expansion. The reopening is planned for 2025.

While the Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design is being renovated and expanded, the temporary bauhaus-archiv in Berlin-Charlottenburg is open. A changing programme deals with the collection of the Bauhaus Archive, with current questions on design, architecture and society and with topics on the way to the new museum. In the bauhaus infinity archive installation, visitors can use artificial intelligence to discover more than 15,000 images from the Bauhaus Archive's extensive collection - most of them photos, documents and, in some cases, internal working images that have never been shown to the public before.