The Verborgene Museum

The Verborgene Museum

About the Museum


Das Verborgene Museum was founded in Berlin in 1986. Its mission is to publicise the life's work and biographies of women artists who have fallen into obscurity for various reasons. Das Verborgene Museum is the only existing institution world-wide whose programme focuses on the public presentation and academic appraisal of women artists from past centuries, or of those who are no longer working within the art world. Das Verborgene Museum resulted from an investigation carried out in Berlin museums (West) from 1984 - 1987, during which artworks by more than 500 women artists - of whom only a small minority are still known - were discovered in archives and collections.

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