About the Museum
From medieval reliquaries to high fashion, the Kunstgewerbemuseum collection spans a number of centuries and styles. Founded in 1867 as a private institute based on the model of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Berlin’s Museum of Decorative Arts features objets d’art in gold and silver, Renaissance chests and exquisite maiolica, as well as examples of leather wallpaper and glass art. Jugendstil and Art Deco are also well represented at the Kunstgewerbemuseum, alongside Bauhaus furniture and tableware. In 2014 the museum added a dedicated fashion gallery showcasing costumes and accessories from the 18th to 20th centuries.