31 Pergamonmuseum St aa tli ch e M us ee n z u B er lin M ax im ilia n M eis se Museen Museums Pergamonmuseum Das Panorama Außenperspektive Visualisierung 2018 sp re ef or m at ar ch ite kt en G m bH Berlin s Museum Island The largest museum complex in the world is Berlin s Museum Island a magnif icent artistic creation in its own right It consists of five world famous museum buildings and has enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage status since 1999 The col lections in the five museums preserve more than 6 000 years of art and cul tural history Apart from the world famous Nefertiti bust the most important exhibits include the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon The history of Museum Island goes back to 1830 The opening of the Old Mu seum as the first public museum in Prussia was the first example of works of art and important collections being made accessible to a wide public Over the next hundred years the other museums in the area followed and the complex has been known as Museum Island since 1870 In November 2018 the tempo rary exhibition building Pergamon Museum The Panorama was also opened Pergamon Museum With some 1 million visitors a year the Pergamon Museum is the most visited of the Berlin museums It houses the antiquities collection the Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Museum for Islamic Art Its highlights include the Ishtar Gate of Babylon the Processional Way and the Market Gate of Miletus The 36 metre wide Pergamon Altar from the 2nd century B C is likely to be closed until 2023 due to the partial renovation of the building Bode Museum This neo baroque building brings together works of art from various epochs including a collection of sculptures from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century precious exhibits from the Museum of Byzantine Art and a significant coin collection The museum s star attractions are the marble Paz zi Madonna by Donatello from the year 1420 ancient sarcophagi from Rome around 300 A D and the classical sculpture Dancer from 1812 by Antonio Canova Neues Museum New Museum The museum which was designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built between 1843 and 1855 was severely dam aged in the Second World War In 2003 work began on carefully restoring the distinctive building according to the designs by British firm David Chipperfield Architects Since 2009 it has been back to its former glory The New Museum comprises the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection the Museum of Pre history and Early History and the antiquities collection The absolute show piece of the New Museum is without doubt the world famous Nefertiti bust Alte Nationalgalerie Old National Gallery Architect Friedrich August Stüler undeniably modelled the massive building for the Old National Gallery on the Acropolis of Athens It was built between 1867 and 1876 and now hous es paintings and sculptures from the Neoclassical Romantic Biedermeier Im pressionist and early modern periods It displays important works by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich Karl Friedrich Schinkel Karl Blechen Adolphe Menzel Edouard Manet Claude Monet Auguste Renoir or Max Liebermann Altes Museum Old Museum This museum building was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel Prussia s most important architect Today the muse um houses the antiquities collection a permanent exhibition on the art and culture of the Greeks Etruscans and Romans Also worth seeing is the coin collection with its ancient artefacts from classical antiquity Pergamon Museum The Panorama During the partial renovation of the Pergamon Museum the temporary exhibition building Pergamon Museum The Panorama will show the spectacular exhibition project Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360 Panorama by Yadegar Asisi Alte Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Maximilian Meisse Altes Museum St aa tli ch e M us ee n z u B er lin M ax im ilia n M eis se MUSEUMS MUSEEN

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