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The New Museum (Neues Museum) is a museum of antiquities in Berlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is located on the famous Museum Island, in the Mitte area.
The growing collection of the only museum on the island, the current Old Museum, already in the middle of the 19th century required a new building. The new museum became the second building built on Museum Island.
The museum building, built in 1855 by the design of Friedrich August Stüler, a student of the famous architect Karl Schinkel, is considered the most significant urban building in the style of late classicism. In addition, the New Museum today is an example of constructive and technical solutions for museum spaces – a spacious glass roof made it possible not only to visually expand the room, but also to maximize the illumination of exhibits. Continue reading
The Pinakothek of Modernity is a museum of modern art located in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in southern Germany. The Pinakothek collection of the present continues the collection of the New Pinakothek, chronologically since about 1900.
In the Pinakothek of the present collected works of art of the XX and XXI centuries. The number of exhibits of this museum totals more than 20 thousand. These are works of painting, sculpture, design and modern media.
The range of contemporary art works in the Pinakothek is huge – from post-impressionism and avant-garde movements in the first third of the 20th century to today’s digital technologies. Continue reading
The Pergamon Museum (Pergamonmuseum) is one of the most significant museums of the Museum Island in Berlin. The museum is located on the Spree River in the city center. This is the most popular museum in Berlin. More than 1 million people visit it annually. The Pergamon Museum is primarily famous for its architectural reconstructions from the antique, no longer existing cities of Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, the Middle East – Pergamum, Babylon, Miletus and others.
The basis of the collection of the Pergamon Museum was laid by the Elector of Brandenburg Frederick William I. King of Prussia Frederick the Great was able to seriously expand the collection of antiquity, which was kept in the halls of the palace of Sans Souci, in the palace park and in the ancient temple in Potsdam. Continue reading