SPK Institutions

  • Five institutions unite within the Foundation: the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Geheimes Staatsarchiv PK, the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, and the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung.

    The institutions include the museum, archive and library fields. They also include a variety of research institutes, the Gipsformerei (Replica Workshop), and the the bpk Bildagentur / Bildagentur der Kultureinrichtungen (Picture Agency bpk - Image Bank of Cultural Institutions). With their universal collections and diverse projects for scholarly exploration and research of their holdings, the Foundation’s institutions are unique archives of knowledge.

    Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

    © SPK / Pierre Adenis

    The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin number among the largest universal museums in the world. Their fifteen collections document the evolution of human culture from its beginnings to the present. more

    Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

    © SPK / Pierre Adenis

    The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is the largest scholarly universal library in Germany. It collects and preserves manuscripts, printed works, and digital works from all areas of scholarship, languages, and countries. more

    Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

    © SPK / Pierre Adenis

    The GStA PK is “Prussia’s memory.” It preserves and makes available documents on the evolution of Prussian territories from the Lower Rhine to East Prussia, from the Franconian Margravate to the Free State in the twentieth century. more

    Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut

    © SPK / Pierre Adenis

    The Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut is an interdisciplinary center for information, research and culture. It encourages scholarly and cultural exchange with Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal. more

    Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

    © SPK / Pierre Adenis

    The Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung is the largest nonuniversity research center for musicology in Germany. It is dedicated to historical and theoretical reflection on music and making it accessible to a wider public. more

  • Links for Additional Information