Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin

Monday, 5 August 2019 - 11:00 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Berlin, General, Museums, Exhibitions, UNESCO World Heritage

Aleppo Room © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0

Aleppo Room © flickr.com – Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0

The Museum of Islamic Art is located in the Pergamon Museum and is one of the Berlin State Museums. The museum exhibits a variety of works of Islamic art from the 7th to the 19th century from the area between Spain and India.

The excavation activities in Ctesiphon, Samarra and Tabgha as well as the acquisition possibilities led to the fact that Egypt, the Middle East and Iran in particular are important focal points. Other regions are represented by important collection objects or groups, such as: For example, the calligraphy and miniature painting from the Mughal Empire or the Sicilian ivory art.

Tile with hunting scene © Wolfgang Sauber/cc-by-sa-3.0 Quran box from Cairo © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0 Mschatta Facade © Raimond Spekking/cc-by-sa-4.0 Mihrab from Konya © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0 © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0 Aleppo Room © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0
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Quran box from Cairo © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0
The museum was founded in 1904 by Wilhelm von Bode as Islamic Department in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (now Bode Museum) and initially built by Friedrich Sarre as a volunteer leader. The occasion was the donation of the facade of the Umayyad desert castle Mshatta by the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Together with 21 carpets donated by Bode, the facade formed the basis of the collection. Because of their size, the importance for art history or the popularity among museum visitors, today the following exhibition parts should be mention:

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum also exhibits modern art from the Islamic world.

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