Activity Day During the Graphic Arts Weekend at the Kupferstichkabinett on 10 November 2019


Does a Kupferstichkabinett only have copperplate prints? Is the yellowed print from the flea market really by Dürer or Michelangelo? How does the director of a museum choose her favourite work from more than 700,000 sheets? The Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is one of the most significant collections of graphic art in the world, gathering together all kinds of works on paper. We’re inviting everybody with an interest in the field to discover this world as part of our activity day during the Graphic Arts Weekend on 10 November 2019, as well as offering the chance to take part in fascinating discussions in the study room.

Graphic Arts Sunday – Activity Day During the Graphic ArtsWeekend

  • Sunday, 10 November 2019, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Participation in the activities is free of charge.
  • Entry to all exhibitions: €6, concession €3

Do you have drawings or prints of artworks on paper at home that you’d like to know more about? All afternoon, experts from our curatorial team and the conservation department of the Kupferstichkabinett will be on hand to answer your questions.

In our current special exhibition, you have the opportunity to discover Adolph Menzel as a Painter on Paper. In a free workshop, children, teenagers and adults are invited to try their hand at drawing like the famous Berlin artist.

Programme: Graphic Arts Sunday

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. exhibition Menzel: Painter on Paper in the exhibition space of the Kupferstichkabinett
  • 1 p.m. Dagmar Korbacher, Director of the Kupferstichkabinett, will say a few words of welcome
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Experts from the Kupferstichkabinett offer appraisals of artworks on paper brought by the public
  • 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Menzel: Painter on Paper, an exhibition talk with Anna Marie Pfäfflin, curator of the exhibition
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. public workshop: Painting in Pastels

This activity day forms part of the Graphic Arts Weekend, in which collections of graphic art across Germany, Austria and Switzerland shine a spotlight on their hidden treasures.