About the project

Welcome to the digital.adk.de website, the digital showcase of the Archives of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and thank you for your interest.

On this website, the Akademie presents a selection of handwritten documents, books, photographs, models, paintings and drawings as well as audio documents from its extensive collections in digital form. The collections are gradually being expanded. You are cordially invited to visit on a regular basis.
Our archive database is available for extensive research projects.

What can I find at digital.adk.de?

The selected collections provide an insight into the extensive range of collections held in the archives. As an interdisciplinary archives of Modern Art, it preserves living and posthumous bequests from outstanding artists in the German-speaking area as well as collections and works of art from all branches of the arts from the period after 1900. Analogous to the Members’ Sections of the Akademie der Künste, the archival holdings are organised into the archive departments of Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media. The holdings in the art collection, the historical archive with its administrative records and the library, which serves all departments, date back to the Prussian Academy of Arts. Special archival holdings from all of the Sections have been selected, digitised and compiled for both academic research and anyone interested to browsing through it. These include complete archives, outstanding parts of holdings and special individual archival holdings.

What search options are available at adk.digital.de?

You can use the search function to carry out general searches. You can also refine your search within a collection using the object type, person and date categories. In individual cases, a full text search is also possible. Hitlists can be sorted according to the title, object type, call number and publication year.

How may the images shown be used?

The usage rights and copyrights vary from collection to collection. As a rule, the documents shown can be used in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons licences CC0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. In other cases and for images that are not downloadable, please contact Visitor Services:

Zentraler Lesesaal (Main Reading Room)
Robert-Koch-Platz 10
10115 Berlin
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