The Akademie der Künste Archive

The Archive is home to some 1,200 artists’ archives, including numerous archives of Academy members. As is the case with the Academy itself, the archive comprises all of the arts. Every single position is allocated to one of six archive departments: Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Art. To this are added the Historical Archive (the institutional archive of the Academy), the Art Collection, and the Library. In addition, the Archive also runs the Brecht-Weigel and Anna Seghers Memorials.

The Archive’s most urgent task is the preservation, expansion, and public exposure of its holdings. The archive presents its valuable collections in exhibitions, publications, and events. The Archive collections as well as the Brecht-Weigel and Anna Seghers Memorials are accessible to the interested public.
The Archive is supported and advised by an Archive Council and headed by a director, who – together with the Administrative Director and the Programme Officer – comprise the three members of the Management Executive of the Academy.

The archive is located at Robert-Koch-Platz, in Luisenstraße and in Chausseestraße; the Archive administration is based in the Academy building at Pariser Platz.


The Academy Archive