Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München

The Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (TUM) is a meeting point for all those who are interested in architecture. It is located inside the Pinakothek der Moderne, which opened its doors in 2002. The museum offers a diverse program of special exhibitions, publications, guided tours, panel discussions, lectures and other events.

Due to its unique status as Germany’s only academic department with archives and exhibition spaces, the Architekturmuseum unites archive, education and research. Our interdisciplinary studies into a wide range of topics result in both well-researched specialist exhibitions and programs for a wider audience. The museum collaborates with other departments within the TUM as well as external curators, researchers and universities. Many of our exhibits, models and animations are developed in collaboration with students or with the help of the university’s labs and workshops. The results are showcased in our exhibition spaces and are also visible to the public through our “display windows” at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

The Pinakothek der Moderne follows a novel concept of presenting our architecture shows alongside an independent museum of design, contemporary art and graphic design. This model has proved extremely successful in communicating architecture to a wide, international audience.

As a partner in the research network “Architectural Models in Context: Creativity, Skill, Spectacle” the Architekturmuseum hosted a workshop on architectural models in October 2018.

Name of Institutional representative in network: 

Professor Dr. Andres Lepik, Dr des. Teresa Fankhänel

Institution location: 

Munich, Germany