On 5 May 2019, the Archive of the Academy of Arts at Pariser Platz 4, where the archive’s second main location is located next to Robert-Koch-Platz 10, will present itself with an Open Day. In addition to the reading room, a special library on modern art and part of the collection of paintings, it also houses the Baukunstarchiv, which houses an outstanding collection on German and international architectural history.
On the same day, the exhibition ”Erlesene Bibliotheken – Artists’ Libraries” opens, providing insights into the working libraries of famous artists.
The Open Archive Day on this Sunday provides an extraordinary glimpse behind the scenes of an art archive. The building can be visited from the magazine rooms to the reading room with a view of the Brandenburg Gate and the roof terrace. Employees from the architecture archive explain their work on the basis of plans and drawings. …
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Image caption: View into the painting depot with the painting of Julius Schoppe, King Friedrich Wilhelm III on his deathbed, 1840, Academy of Arts, Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
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