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Neues Museum – Staatl. Museen Berlin

Since soon after its opening the Altes Museum ran out of space to accommodate art and visitors; Friedrich August Stüler was commissioned to build the Neues Museum which was opened in 1859. The exterior of this narrow stretched-out building creates a relatively plain impression. However, the interior decoration of the three exhibition floors was carried out by the most important painters of late Classicism in Berlin. They include the famous Kaulbach frescoes in the staircase area. The great staircase hall itself, winding its way through all three storeys, commands a potent spatial effect.

The Neues Museum was severely damaged by bombing in 1943 and 1945. Only in 1985 was the reconstruction of the building decided upon; initial emergency safety measures and a new foundation followed in 1989. The architectural office of David Chipperfield will be responsible for the restoration of the Neues Museum within the context of the Masterplan Museum Island. After the estimated re-opening in 2009, the Ägyptisches Museum (Egyptian Museum) and parts of the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte (Museum for Pre- and Early History) will be presented in the Neues Museum.

Opening hours

Opening of the completely restored museum in 2009

Museum internal and external photos (7)

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News and events

Exclusive Insight: Open House in the Neues Museum:
22nd-24th of September 2007, 10 A.M.-18 P.M.