One of the core responsibilities of the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) is the publication and communication of its research activities in an objective and comprehensible manner to the general public - primarily by means of printed and online catalogues as well as changing exhibitions.

Due to its excellent reputation, its expertise, and its noteworthy academic achievements which have received recognition far beyond purely professional and scholarly circles, the Kupferstichkabinett is, unsurprisingly, a vital partner in several international and national collaborative projects and networks. Such collaborative research projects include academic Clusters-of-Excellence programmes as well as events that have broad immediate appeal to a broader audience.

In the area of research, the Kupferstichkabinett’s key competence area is primarily applied in specialist consultation offered to museums and academic institutions, as well as to students, scholars, collectors, and the wider public both within Germany and abroad. The Kupferstichkabinett plays an active role in the training of future scholars, curators and conservators.

In addition, the Kupferstichkabinett supports other museums by lending works of art from the collections to exhibition projects. As an institution with a reputation for scholarly respectability, the Kupferstichkabinett promotes the undiminishing appreciation of cultural goods, topics, and values among the general public, and works towards its goals with a high degree of professional, scholarly, and ethical responsibility.

Visitor entrance

10785 Berlin

Getting there

Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)

Due to the modernization of our booking system, you may currently experience delays when trying to reach our staff on the telephone.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Postal address:
Matthäikirchplatz 8
10785 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424201
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424214

Director: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schulze Altcappenberg
Deputy Director: Dr. Holm Bevers

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

Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2655 8643