The Archives of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin

The Archival inventory of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM)

The Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) is responsible for the conservation and scholarly research of the historic collections of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM). In 1981, the archives of the manufactory and its special collections became the property of the federal state of Berlin.

The KPM Archives is also the oldest commercial archive in the city of Berlin. The collection of historical records dates back to the manufactory’s foundation (1762–63). The current list of records (Aktenverzeichnis) not only documents general business transactions and processes, but also includes unique records on artistic trends and technical innovations within the KPM, such as manuscripts with recipes for producing porcelain colors and instructions for building kilns. In addition to describing its technical history, the collection also contains numerous sources on social, financial and commercial aspects of the KPM, whose creations were significantly influenced by the tastes of its royal patrons.

Address

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
KPM-Archiv (Land Berlin)

Science and Restoration Center (Wissenschafts- und Restaurierungszentrum / WRZ)
House 2 B
Zimmerstraße 10-11
14471 Potsdam

Contact

Eva WollschlägerSPSG | Department Palaces and CollectionsCurator of the KPM Archives
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-104

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