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Museum Island: Artistic Center on the Spree

June 27th, 2014
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News from Berlin - The Museum Island is one of the most famous touristic and historical sites located in Berlin’s city center. It is an island surrounded by the Spree River of Berlin which can only be accessed by a bridge. The whole concept of the Museum Island is fully based on the plans of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. It was established during the period of enlightenment. There are five big world-renowned museums which form part of Berlin State Museums. They are called Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Pergamon Museum.

The Museum Island is a magnificent work of art and since 1999 the museum complex has been the only architectural and cultural ensemble which is considered as part of  the UNESCO world heritage sites. There are many exhibitions taking place which include Nefertitit and the Pergamon frieze. There are also current exhibitions which are open to the public. They include Pride and Passion, the male Portraits and Images from the Mogul Era (1526-1858), Kulturforum which has the 100 Best Posters of the Year 13 from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Gemäldegalerie by Yusuf and Zulaikha about the History of Influence among India, Persia and Europe. The Museum Europäischer Kulturen will showcase an exhibition called ‘’Feeling War’’ and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst will present an exhibition by Hiramatsu Reiji called Water Lilies – Homage to Monet. There are also many upcoming exhibitions that will be displayed in the Museum Island in the future.

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