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Before and After
The Educational Photography Collections of the Berlin University of the Arts 1850 – 1930

4. quarter 2020 to mid 1. quarter 2021
Museum für Fotografie

The archives of the Universität der Künste Berlin hold collections of educational images and models that are unique in Germany. They were used by the institutions that preceded the University, the Art Academy and the earlier School of Applied Arts Berlin, which formed part of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, as models and teaching aids. The material largely consists of original photographs that date back to around 1850, when the medium first emerged.

For spring 2020, the Münchner Stadtmuseum is preparing an exhibition featuring around 280 exhibits, which will then be shown in the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin. The project pays particular attention to the photographic images that were used as teaching aids, and investigates the emergence, structure and use of the collections. The exhibition foregrounds these educational photographs as a largely unexplored form of applied image-making.

A special exhibition of the photography collection of the Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Universität der Künste Berlin

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Jebensstraße 2
10623 Berlin

wheelchair accessible

U-Bahn U1 (Kurfürstendamm); U2, U9 (Zoologischer Garten)
S-Bahn S5, S7, S75 (Zoologischer Garten)
Bus M19, M29 (Kurfürstendamm); M45, M46, M49, X9, X10, X34, 100, 109, 110, 200, 204, 245, 249 (Zoologischer Garten)

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