The name of the Academy has changed several times in the course of its long history, as have the names of the structure and the functions. The various names are listed below:

In the biographical details of the members database, simplified terms for the Academies are required. The following terms are used:

Preußische Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1696-1945
Akademie der Künste, Berlin (East), 1950-1993
Akademie der Künste, Berlin (West), 1954-1993
Akademie der Künste, Berlin, since 1993.

The same applies to the names of the Sections and functions.

Preußische Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Prussian Academy of Arts)

Academie der Mahl-, Bild- und Baukunst (Academy of the Art of Painting, Pictorial Art and Architecture)

Königlich-Preussische Akademie der Künste und mechanischen Wissenschaften (Royal Prussian Academy of Arts and Mechanical Sciences)

Königliche Akademie der bildenden Künste und mechanischen Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Royal Academy of Visual Arts and Mechanical Sciences in Berlin)