Collections

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:
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

Kunstbibliothek im Archäologischen Zentrum:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin

Kunstbibliothek im Museum für Fotografie:
Jebensstraße 2
10623 Berlin

Full access for persons with mobility impairment is possible via the service entrance

 

Exhibitions at the Kulturforum:

Mon closed
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:

Kunstbibliothek am Kulturforum
Kunstbibliothek im Archäologischen Zentrum
Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek
Libraries of the collections
Museum für Fotografie

 

 

Postal address:
Matthäikirchplatz 6
10785 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424141
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424199
auskunft.kb[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Director: Dr. Moritz Wullen
Deputy Director: Dr. Joachim Brand

Museum für Fotografie

Postal address:
Jebensstrasse 2
10623 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424183
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424197
mf[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Head of the Collection of Photography: Dr. Ludger Derenthal

Café and restaurant at the Kulturforum
Mrs. Rave
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266428501

Bookshop Wasmuth
Mrs. Baron/ Mrs. Körzell
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 26554921