As a museum of graphic art, the Kupferstichkabineet has traditionally been a site of research and passionate investigation. Due to the sheer scale of its collection and the photosensitivity of works on paper, it does not permanently display its most precious holdings, instead hosting a programme of special exhibitions and a number of rotating exhibitions and focused showcases.
The Kupferstichkabinett is also home to a study room, which is open to the public, where visitors can request original objects, which they can then study on site. Please being a valid ID, passport, or drivers’ licence with you to the registration desk.
We ask visitors to arrange an appointment in advance if possible.
Please be aware that due to conservational concerns, some particularly fragile and important works (such as a number of drawings by Sandro Botticelli, Albrecht Dürer, Matthias Grünewald and Rembrandt, as well as handwritten material and rare books) can only be viewed under exceptional circumstances, something that needs to be approved by the relevant curator or conservator. In such cases, or if you wish to view large numbers of works or large-format objects, please contact us in advance.
For organizational reasons, requests to view these kinds of works need to be made ahead of time (at least 10 days before your intended visit). Please wait to hear back from us before organizing your visit.
Tuesday to Friday: 9 to 12 am and 1 to 4 pm
Please make an appointment in advance if possible.