About the Museum
The Museum für Fotografie (Museum of Photography) has been a magnet for photography enthusiasts from all over the world since its opening in 2004. The museum houses both the Kunstbibliothek’s Collection of Photography and the Helmut Newton Foundation. The Helmut Newton Foundation occupies the two lower floors in the building, and has for many years presented its hugely successful permanent exhibition 'Helmut Newton’s Private Property,' as well as individual exhibitions on Helmut Newton’s work, his wife Alice Springs, and his contemporaries. The Kunstbibliothek’s Collection of Photography presents a series of rotating exhibitions that explore the medium of photography in all its protean forms. A diverse exhibition programme is presented here, which on the one hand draws from the rich photographic collections held at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin while simultaneously featuring outstanding photographers and outlining important themes in the history of photography.