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“Very Disappointing for Bauhaus Fans”

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum fur Gestaltung
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum fur Gestaltung is currently closed. It holds the world’s largest collection of materials on the history and influence of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), the twentieth century’s most important college of architecture, design and art. In a building designed by the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, it communicates profound insights into the collection and the school’s programme through numerous educational services. Currently closed and under construction until 2022. The temporary space is located at Knesebeckstr. 1-2 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Although the Museum architecture by Gropius is nice the exhibition is tiny and the staff is abusive.
This is a very disappointing experience and visitors generally leave the place in anger.
The museum store has more bauhaus information than the exhibition!
The staff is very abusive, doesn't want to speak english and yells at visitors and gets physical. The historical Bauhaus Archive exhibition is in one room that's only roughly a 10th of the area of the Museum. A temporary show that has nothing to do with Bauhaus or Archive at all is bigger than the historical display. The prices are too high and itsVERBOTEN to take pictures! It would be best to visit for the architecture and the shop only but leave the exhibition behind. Although the architecture of the Museum and Archive was built roughly according to Gropius plans for the museum in Darmstadt, the way it was set in place creates a very confusing and unpleasant entrance to the building. In fact nothing of Gropius plans were actually carried out here, the only thing that resembles Gropius design is the silhouette of the building. Vey sad to see a poorly run museum like this in a world capital. Very disappointing for the bauhaus movement fans of the world.

1  Thank Phil M
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a very unusual building in the middle of the embassy district. An important institution in the history of architecture. I hope they get their exhibits back up and running. Worth a visit.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The museum closed for renovation last week, there is a new building going up, rather than turn everyone away, a fantastic lady who works there gave us a guided tour of the architecture of the building and new plans for the future. Well done, I'm glad I paid you a visit

Thank Teresa M
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The Bauhaus Archive has been packed up in it’s entirety for relocation to a new building in approx 4 years.

The ONLY EXHIBITION viewable is one about the Schools photographic course and its students.

If you want to go to see ANYTHING else regarding the Bauhaus


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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

No Bauhaus archive materials available as they are about to move to larger premises which is a shame because the building is stunning. The cafe is too small. The shop is cool. The website should have said what was going on to avoid the effort to get to it as it's not close to their underground station.

2  Thank ksarah04
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