About us

The Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research) is the largest non-university research center for musicology in Germany. Its home in the Berlin Kulturforum, between the Philharmonie and the Sony Center, designed by Edgar Wisniewski after sketches by Hans Scharoun, makes it as much a place of historical and theoretical reflection as it is a venue for active engagement with a broad audience of music enthusiasts. Our Musical Instruments Museum hosts a wide range of events, from scientific symposia to lecture-concerts featuring early music played on historical instruments in our collection through to interactive sound installations. The Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung (SIMPK) is an institution of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).

Structure of the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung


Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung
Tiergartenstraße 1
10785 Berlin
Telefon +49 30 254 81-0

Museum box office
+49 30 254 81 178

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