Museum of Photography Helmut Newton Fundation

Museum für Fotografie

Jebensstraße 2, Berlin, 10623
Admission: EUR 10
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
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U-Bahn U1 (Kurfürstendamm); U2, U9 (Zoologischer Garten) S-Bahn S3, S5, S7, S75 (Zoologischer Garten)

The Museum of Photography has been a magnet for photography enthusiasts from all over the world since its opening in 2004. In the last few years alone, over 700,000 visitors have flocked to see exhibitions organised by the Helmut Newton Foundation, ranging from 'Sex and Landscapes' to 'Newton, Nachtwey, Lachapelle: Men, War & Peace' and 'Pigozzi and the Paparazzi'.

The Museum of Photography is shared between two main organisers, with a total of 2000 square metres of floor space at their disposal. The first is the Helmut Newton Foundation itself, which occupies the two lower floors that have housed the successful permanent exhibition 'Helmut Newton's Private Property', as well as individual exhibitions on the Helmut Newton's work and his contemporaries. The second is the Art Library's Photographic Collection, which presides over the newly resplendent Kaisersaal on the second floor.

For four years, the Kaisersaal's prevailing state of ruin formed an unusual venue for contemporary art and photography exhibitions held by the Art Library's Photographic Collection. A group of photographers and artists (Raimund Kummer, M+M, Philipp Schönborn, Boris Hars-Tschachotin and Hannes Nehls, Regina Schmeken, Reiner Leist, Raymond Depardon and Simone Mangos) designed spectacular installations specifically for the room that had been severely damaged in the war. Their exhibitions always tested the very limits of photography, its relation to other media such as sculpture and film, as well as its relation to religion and history.

Thanks to its reconstruction by Kahlfeldt Architekten, the Kaisersaal has now been equipped with modern conditioning systems to control air temperature, humidity and light and is now suitable to host exhibitions of all kinds of photography ranging from the 19th to the 21st century. A diverse programme of exhibitions is scheduled that will not only draw from the rich photographic collections of the National Museums in Berlin but also feature outstanding photographers and outline important themes in the history of photography. The exhibitions will be accompanied by a varied programme of guides, lectures and symposia on current research topics.

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Past exhibitions at Museum of Photography Helmut Newton Fundation - now closed:
Brazilian Modernism 1940-1964 27th Sep 2013 - 27th Apr 2014
Helmut Newton Permanent loan collection 27th Nov 2014 - 17th May 2015
Helmut Newton: Paris Berlin / Greg Gorman: Men 31st Oct 2013 - 25th May 2014
Newton. Horvat. Brodziak 4th Jun 2015 - 15th Nov 2015