The Verborgenes Museum, founded in Berlin in 1986, aims to make known the life’s work and life story of women artists who have fallen into oblivion for a variety of reasons. The institution is programmatically committed to the public presentation and scholarly analysis of the life’s work of women artists from past centuries or of artists who are no longer actively working. The initiative to found the association was the result of an investigation in Berlin’s museums (West) between 1984 and 1987, during which the artistic works of over 500 women artists were identified in the archives and collections, although only a few of these are still known.
Up to now, women painters, photographers, sculptors and architects have mainly been shown from the generation born around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is not uncommon for the works to be presented as the first appreciation in Germany after the Second World War.
The Verborgenes Museum is a non-profit association which receives financial support through the Women Artists’ Programme at the Senate Department for Science, Research and Culture in Berlin. The project work is made possible by the support of foundations, cultural funds, sponsors, etc.
The Verborgenes Museum is located in Schlüterstraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
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