150 Years of Kunstgewerbemuseum

The Staatliche Museen’s Kunstgewerbemuseum will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017/2018. Over the course of a series of exhibitions and new event formats, the institution will take 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?

Exhibition

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

Exhibition

Lemke House, view of the study (detail) © Vintage print from the Kunstgewerbemuseum archive / Max Krajewsky, Berlin

Under One Roof – Furniture, Decor, Possibilities Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Kunstgewerbemuseum

13.04.2018 to 30.11.2018

Exhibition

Johanna Schmeer, Bioplastic Fantastic, 2014 © Johanna Schmeer

Food Revolution 5.0
Design for Tomorrow’s Society

18.05.2018 to 30.09.2018

Exhibition

Das Kunstgewerbemuseum im Schloss Köpenick, Raum 6, Gotik, Aufnahme 1963 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum

Berlin Treasure Houses. 150 Years of Kunstgewerbemuseum

19.05.2018 to 23.09.2018

Exhibition

Sanghyeok Lee, Common Sense, 2018 © Hong Cheolki

Design Views Vol. VIII
Sanghyeok Lee. Domestic Architecture

29.08.2018 bis 19.09.2018

Exhibition

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 27.01.2019

Event series

Design Talks (German only)

Blog

Kunstbibliothek und Kunstgewerbemuseum feiern. Die Direktoren Sabine Thümmler und Joachim Brand © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, David von Becker

150 Years of Kunstgewerbemuseum (German only)