Museum of Decorative Arts Kulturforum Closes for Renovation

The Museum of Decorative Arts at the Kulturforum is closing for renovation from 2 January 2012.

Kunstgewerbemuseum Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Tiergarten
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse

The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) is one of the oldest of its kind in Germany. It possesses one of the most important collections of skilled craftsmanship. The museum can be found at two sites: Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz and Schloss Köpenick (Köpenick Palace).

This museum collects works of skilled craftsmanship ranging from post-antiquity to the present. It encompasses all the styles and periods in art history and includes silks and costumes, tapestries, decorative wainscots and furniture, vessels made of glass, enamel and porcelain, works in silver and gold as well as contemporary crafts and design objects. Most of the materials involved are of great value. Many items were commissioned by representatives of the church, the royal court and members of the aristocracy.

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