Historical Archive

Haus der Kunst opened its Historical Archive in 2005. A wealth of documents and other materials has been available to the public ever since. These materials provide insight into the institutions development and exhibition business since the 1930s.

The Archive contains important source material for research related to art and contemporary history. The information contained in accounting records of “Haus der Deutschen Kunst”, was made accessible on the online database www.gdk-research.de.

The artist index of “Haus der Deutschen Kunst” can be viewed digitally in the Archiv Galerie. The holdings may be used upon request; prerequisite is a well-founded academic or objective interest.


All use of the Historical Archive is by appointment and should include a description of the research topic. More general inquiries are usually answered in writing. When submitting questions or requests, please provide your complete name and address, as we cannot respond to those sent anonymously.

Registration via e-mail