me Collectors Room is a platform for international private art collections to present themselves in Berlin. Commanding 1300 square metres of exhibition space, the Olbricht Collection, which features works from the Renaissance up to the present day, has had its permanent home here since May 2010. Thomas Olbricht regularly shares the space with other international collectors who are invited to give the public an insight into their collections in broadly themed group shows. A special highlight of the space is the permanently installed Wunderkammer Olbricht, which contains more than 200 valuable objects from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Besides works of art though, other collector’s items are on display, such as rare postage stamps, Art-Nouveau objects and toys.
The ‘me’ in ‘me Collectors Room’ stands for ‘moving energies’ and is a clear indication that the space is quite unlike a public museum or traditional art gallery. me Collectors Room is a private space, a personal world of experience, which opens itself up to collectors, curators, and anyone with the spirit of adventure who wants to explore the world of art and its boundless possibilities. We provide a space for children and teens in particular to encounter art, often for the first time, in a playful, unburdened manner.
Behind our building’s tall glass façade on Auguststrasse, in the heart of Berlin Mitte, you will find two large exhibition halls spread over two floors, a café, a speciality gift shop, and a kids’ corner. Ample space then for visitors to exchange ideas about the things they have seen.
Our exhibitions are always accompanied by an extensive series of events that includes public talks with collectors, artists, and experts, as well as concerts and readings. Our shows start the moment you step inside: in the entrance hall, which, combined with our 1st-floor lounge and two large exhibition halls, form a solid framework in which to present artworks and historical artefacts in all their various forms.