Selected venues on the Museumsinsel Berlin and at the Kulturforum, as well as the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, are open until Friday 23 April 2021. More information

Study room

Admission is free. Before works can be made available to study, you need to present a valid identity card, passport or driving licence. It is usually not necessary to make a prior appointment. However, for conservation reasons, please note that some of our particularly valuable and fragile originals can only be viewed in exceptional cases and after consultation with the relevant curator or conservator. In such cases, or if you wish to research extensive collections or especially large-format works, please contact us in advance.

Reference library at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings)

Works from the reference library at the Kupferstichkabinett can be consulted in the study room by prior appointment only. The library contains literature on prints and drawings from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as on codicology (the study of manuscripts) and illuminated manuscripts. Inventory: ca. 31,000 volumes, 6 periodicals.

The inventory of historical books (ca. 3,500 volumes, including 284 incunabula) is part of our art collection.

For organizational reasons, requests to view these kinds of works needs to be made ahead of time (at least 10 days before your intended visit). Please wait for our reply to your enquiry before organizing your visit.

Please note that the study room of the Kupferstichkabinett will be closed from 16 December 2020 until further notice. Read more

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