Today, not only the museum collection, but the museum island itself, as an idea, is the subject of admiration for museum professionals and numerous tourists who come to admire them from all over the world. In 1999, UNESCO added the Museum Island to the list of World Heritage Sites as “a unique ensemble of museum buildings that illustrates the history of the development of museum design for more than one century.”
Museum Island demonstrates the history of human culture for six centuries. From ancient Egypt, the Middle East, ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Christian and Islamic art, to European art of the XIX century.
Strictly speaking, the concept of “Museum Island” is somewhat relative. Once upon a time on the island of Spreeinsel, its present southern part, a settlement arose from which Berlin later grew. And the northern part of the island remained swampy for a long time. And it was something, the northern part of the island, after drainage, they decided to use as a museum. Initially, it was a museum. Continue reading