Bode Museum, Berlin

Am Kupfergraben, Berlin
Berlin, Germany
closed on: Mondays, December 24 & 31
Museum Type: Art

The Bode Museum is a world-renowned art museum in Berlin – featuring sculpture, decorative art, and numismatics from Antiquity to the 18th century – located in the famous “Museuminsel” district.

The museum, which takes its name from its first director, Wilhelm von Bode, is housed since 1907 in a grandiose Baroque-style building overlooking the Spree river. Originally designed by German architect Ernst von Ihne, the museum’s building was completely refurbished in 2006.

The collection of the Bode Museum covers four main subjects.
The sculpture collection is composed of outstanding artworks dating from the early Middle Ages to the 18th century, including masterpieces by Donatello, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Tilman Riemenschneider, Andreas Schlüter, and Antonio Canova.
The Byzantine Art collection contains sarcophagi, sculptures, ivory carvings, and mosaics, dating from the Roman Empire and the early-Byzantine Egypt periods.
The Münzkabinett (coin room) is a world-leading numismatic collection of rare coins and medals.

The Bode museum also includes spaces for temporary exhibitions and education, a cafe, and a bookshop.

Photos: cover and 2 by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra; 1 by K.Steudel; 3 by Bjørn Giesenbauer

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