The Kunstbibliothek is a much larger institution as may first appear, boasting not only a multidisciplinary library, but also several comprehensive museum collections of its own that contain more than one million items in all. The holdings on the decorative arts span the entire spectrum of the history of art, ranging in date from the late Middle Ages up to the present day and including: source texts on the history of architecture, thousands of architectural drawings and models, ornament prints and ornamental designs from all crafts, traditional and contemporary book art and media arts, fashion images and material on costume history, photography, as well as poster art and graphic design.
The Kunstbibliothek allows researchers from home and abroad to study the objects in the various museum collections in connection with scholarly primary and secondary sources from the libraries.
Kunstbibliothek am Kulturforum:
Kunstbibliothek im Archäologischen Zentrum:
Kunstbibliothek im Museum für Fotografie:
Full access for persons with mobility impairment is possible via the service entrance.
Exhibitions at the Kulturforum:
Tue 10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Thu 10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Fri 10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sat 11:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sun 11:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Opening Time on Holiday under Plan your visit
For informations about libraries and other locations please use the following links:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424141
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424199
Director: Prof. Dr. Moritz Wullen
Deputy Director: Dr. Joachim Brand
Museum für Fotografie
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424183
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424197
Head of the Collection of Photography: Dr. Ludger Derenthal
Café and restaurant at the Kulturforum
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266428501
Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2655 8643