150 Years of Kunstgewerbemuseum

The Staatliche Museen’s Kunstgewerbemuseum celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017/2018. Over the course of a series of exhibitions and new event formats, the institution took a probing look at its own history: what was the initial impetus for its founding? What objects were collected and why? What message did the museum originally wish to convey to the public? And what new challenges and tasks will design museums face in the 21st century?

Event series

Design Talks (German only)


Vis à Vis. Asia Meets Europe, Exhibition View © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / David von Becker

Vis à Vis: Asia Meets Europe

12.05.2017 to 30.04.2019


Collar necklace of nickel silver and volcano rhinestones, Henkel & Grosse for Christian Dior, 1962, Private collection of Gisela Wiegert © Hartmut Springer, Gronau

Bijoux-Bijoux! Costume Jewellery from Coco Chanel to Christian Dior

11.10.2018 to 30.03.2019