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Art Objects and Documents

From 1 April 2016 on, Mitte Museum will be closed until 2019.
Extensive refurbishment and modernisation work is being carried out at the listed museum building, which was built as the 26th municipal school from 1864 - 1866 and is today one of the oldest communal schools in Berlin. <view more>

We regret that from January 2016 to the end of the restoration of the Mitte Museum our archives and library are not open to answer oral or written enquiries. We will inform you in a timely manner as to when these offers will be available again at

The collection of the Mitte Museum contains objects that provide insight into the history and present of the district of Mitte and everyday culture in the city. These objects come from persons who have lived or worked here and from companies that had or still have their company seat here. Additionally, there are also objects from the history of the communal and military administrations (district administrations, NVA (GDR National People's Army), and the Allied Powers).
The art collection comprises graphic works (approx. 800 sheets), paintings (approx. 500 pieces), works of plastic arts and small sculptures (approx. 30 works) as well as works of decorative arts. Many items come from artists who spent their lives in the district.
Many of the works were originally acquired for the initial setup of municipal art collections (Tiergarten, Wedding). Another group of collections was formed as part of the arts promotion programme of the Culture Department of the Berlin Magistrate (GDR).

Collection categories:

(Click on the category you wish to browse; at present only Art and Bequests are available)

Schulwandkarten aus der Sammlung des Mitte Museum, Foto: Ron Gerlach- Files and dossiers
- Picture postcards
- Documents
- Photos
- Maps and plans
- Ceramics, Porcelain, Glass
- Art
- Furniture
- Bequests
- Posters
- Signposts, Street furniture, Architectural sculptures
- School wall maps
- Special collections
- Toys
- Textiles

Rules regarding the use of our archives
Schedule of fees for the use of our archives

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