The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the ... More
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of the 20th century. Each museum was designed so as to establish an organic connection with the art it houses. The importance of the museum's collections which trace the development of civilizations throughout the ages is enhanced by the urban and architectural quality of the buildings.
At the Pergamon Museum I loved the electronic device which commented in either abbreviated or extended format , on all the exhibits stretching over numerous halls of full scale original temples, friezes and streets/ sections of palaces, from several important civilizations in the ancient world, including greek, roman, assyrian, babylonian, egyptian and islamic art.
One needs at least half a day to even walk through all the exhibits and experience some highlights, with fitting background commentary and music provided on demand from the portable device provided. This was the highlight of my stay in Berlin, apart from the Holocaust Monument behind the Brandenburger Tor (gate), which was even more moving.
Situated on Museum Island, the Bode Museum features a wide collection of Byzantine Art. Originally conceived as a "Museum for
the Christian World," the building now houses several smaller collections. The Children's Gallery is a cultural center that makes ...
Located on the ground floor of the Deutsche Bank premises, a sandstone building constructed in the 1920, this represents a
unique joint venture between a bank and a museum. This exhibition space is a great addition to Berlin's museum ...
Just like the next door Literaturhaus, Kathe Kollwitz Museum is located in a picturesque 19th century villa. But the works
of the radical German artist (1867 1945), which deal with subjects such as misery, war and death, stand in ...