Inquiries and Opening Hours
Please bear in mind that processing your inquiries can take up to two weeks.
The Lautarchiv may be visited by appointment.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Li started as collection manager in December 2020.
Exhibitions, Publications, Activities
Changing projects presented here took shape in connection or in collaboration with the Sound Archives.
Book launch October 7, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Britta Lange’s book Gefangene Stimmen is now also available in English as an e-book titled Captured Voices, translated by Rubaica Jaliwala as part of a grant by the Deutscher Übersetzungsfonds.
Since the German version of the book (2020) could not have a book premiere due to Corona, a book launch will take place for both publications on October 7, 2022 Am Kupfergraben 5 10117 Berlin (room 501) at 6 p.m., to which all interested parties are warmly welcome.
The relocation of the Lautarchiv to the Humboldt Forum was completed on July 26, 2022.
The sound archive had been located Am Kupfergraben 5 since 1975.
In preparation for the move, a comprehensive inventory of the Lautarchiv has been carried out over a period of one year since January 2021.
The new premises in the Humboldt Forum offer very good conservational and climatic conditions for the collection of shellac records.
Recordings from the core holdings can be made digitally accessible once a user agreement has been concluded. By appointment (e-mail or telephone), digital copies can also be listened to on site in a room for visitors.
On August 23, 2022 at 1 p.m., Arte will broadcast a documentary on the Lautarchiv as part of the series “Stadt Land Kunst” (produced in September 2021).
With commentaries by Britta Lange and Christopher Li
See also Arte media library: