Hand­crafts Of The Mil­len­nium

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Open Tue, Wed, Fri 9am– 5pm, Thu 9am– 8pm, Sat & Sun 10am– 5pm. €6/3 (un­der 18s free). www.sim.spk- berlin.de. Tier­garten­str. 1. T: 030.254810. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy

All types of pho­tog­ra­phy, from the 19th cen­tury to the present, are on ex­hibit at this com­pre­hen­sive mu­seum, housed in a grand 1090 build­ing built for the Prus­sian army’s of­fi­cer corps. The di­verse exhibitions are cu­rated from the Berlin Art Li­brary’s vast pho­to­graphic col­lec­tion, while the lower two floors are oc­cu­pied by the Hel­mut New­ton Foun­da­tion, show­cas­ing an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of work and per­sonal items from the late, great Ger­man fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher. To 20 Feb: Place an Im­age/Place in Im­age, an invitation of in­di­vid­ual in­ter­pre­ta­tions on works by stu­dents of the Berlin Univer­sity of Arts. To 22 Feb: Pho­tog­ra­phy in the First World War ex­plores the Great War seen through the eyes of its am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.266424242. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3– C4

Mu­seum The Kennedys

When he de­liv­ered his fa­mous “Ich bin ein Ber­liner” speech, John F. Kennedy au­to­mat­i­cally be­came Berlin’s fa­vorite US pres­i­dent. This mu­seum is a trib­ute to him and his fam­ily. Films, photographs, and even comic books tell us about his visit to Berlin, his as­sas­si­na­tion, and his chil­dren. Open Tue–Sun 11am–7pm. € 5/2.50. www.thekennedys.de. Au­gust­str. 11–13. T: 030.20653570. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2

Neues Mu­seum

MUST SEE The gor­geous bust of Queen Ne­fer­titi is the mu­seum’s top at­trac­tion. Ex­am­ine a world-fa­mous Egyp­tian col­lec­tion that in­cludes After two and a half years of ren­o­va­tions, the Kun­st­gewerbe­mu­seum (p. 40), or Mu­seum of Dec­o­ra­tive Arts, is fi­nally open to the pub­lic at the Kul­tur­fo­rum with a new aes­thetic. The mu­seum presents vis­i­tors with up­dated and ex­tended exhibitions of mas­ter­ful hand­made works of the past and present. Take a visual tour through more than a cen­tury of fash­ion his­tory, in­clud­ing works from world-renowned de­signer Christian Dior, or walk through the in­tri­cate hand­crafts from the me­dieval gold­smith Eil­ber­tus of Cologne dat­ing back to the early Mid­dle Ages, to the mod­ern-day Bauhaus de­signs by Wil­helm Wa­gen­feld. many im­por­tant pa­pyruses, and let hun­dreds of ar­ti­facts tell you about early hu­man his­tory. Badly dam­aged dur­ing WWII, the Neues Mu­seum was re­opened in 2009. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.neues-mu­seum.de. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3/F3

Perg­a­mon Mu­seum

One of Berlin’s main attractions, the Perg­a­mon Mu­seum houses the out­come of Ger­many’s early 20th- cen­tury arche­ol­ogy ex­ca­va­tions. The im­pos­ing Ishtar Gate of Baby­lon with its glazed blue bricks is a feast for the eyes, as are the Mar­ket Gate from Myle­tus, the re­con­structed in­te­ri­ors of an Assyr­ian palace, and many other splen­dorous tes­ti­monies to the an­cient world. From Septem­ber 2014 to all of 2019, the al­tar room will be closed for restora­tion works. To 15 Mar: Mschatta in fo­cus. The Jor­da­nian desert palace in his­tor­i­cal photographs shows the richly dec­o­rated fa­cade of the early Is­lamic desert palace of Mschatta as seen in photographs taken in the 1950s. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Stasi Mu­seum

The GDR’s Min­istry of State Se­cu­rity, the Stasi, has been de­scribed as one of the most re­pres­sive in­tel­li­gence and se­cret po­lice agen­cies to ever have ex­isted. Ex­plore the agency’s head­quar­ters and learn about their spy­ing tech­niques, inc. cam­eras hid­den in wa­ter­ing cans or inside fake trees. Open Mon– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun noon– 6pm. € 5/4. www.stasimu­seum.de. Ruschestr. 103. T: 030.5536854. U Mag­dale­nen­straße. Off Map

Story of Berlin

Almost 800 years of Berlin his­tory ar­ranged into 23 rooms, each de­scrib­ing a dif­fer­ent theme or era and an atomic bunker for vis­i­tors to bet­ter un­der­stand the WWII air raid ex­pe­ri­ence. An en­ter­tain­ing way to learn about the de­vel­op­ment of the city. Open daily 10am– 8pm. €12/5. www.story- of- berlin.de. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 208. T: 030.88720100. U Uh­land­straße. B4

Akademie der Kün­ste Hanseat­en­weg

The Berlin art academy’s long and pres­ti­gious his­tory dates back to 1696. To­day, this is an im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion space, hous­ing one of the most com­pre­hen­sive in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ar­chives of 20th- cen­tury art. To 1 Mar: The Kh­mer Rouge and The Con­se­quences ex­plores Cam­bo­dia’s re­cent his­tory while not for­get­ting the geno­cide of the past through the work of artists.Open Tue–Sun 11am–7pm. €6/4 (Free en­try Tue 3-7pm). www.adk.de. Hanseat­en­weg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Belle­vue, U Hansaplatz. C3

Akademie der Kün­ste Pariser Platz

The Pariser Platz branch of Berlin’s art academy, hous­ing an im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion space and an ex­ten­sive ar­chive. Open daily 11am–7pm (Free en­try Tue 3-7pm). € 6/4. www.adk.de. Pariser Platz 4. T: 030.200571000. S+U Bran­den­burger Tor. E3

Alte Na­tion­al­ga­lerie

A splen­dorous col­lec­tion of 19th- cen­tury art. Ger­man artists, such as the ro­man­tics Cas­par David Friedrich, Schinkel, and Blechen are well rep­re­sented, while the sec­ond floor fea­tures French im­pres­sion­ists, in­clud­ing Monet, De­gas, Renoir, and Cezanne. To 12 Apr: Got­tfried Lin­dauer. The Maori Por­traits. The ex­hi­bi­tion presents the worlk of lit­tle- known Ger­man painter Got­tfried Lin­dauer, one of the few artists of the late 19th cen­tury to have de­voted his work almost ex­clu­sively to de­pict­ing the Maori of New Zealand. To 12 Apr: Tower Res­i­dents. Sketches from the 1780s for the Gen­dar­men­markt cathe­drals by Chad­owiecki and Rode, two of the most prom­i­nent Berlin artists of the times. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. With ex­hi­bi­tion €12/6, €10/5 mu­seum only. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1– 3. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bode Mu­seum

An ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Old Masters’ paint­ings, a sec­tion ded­i­cated to an­cient coins, and many works of Ro­man and Byzan­tine art adorn the im­pres­sive in­te­rior of the Bode Mu­seum, built by Ernst von Ihne in 1904. To 15 Feb: Mark Alexan­der. Red and White Mannheim rep­re­sents Egell’s most im­por­tant work The Mannheim Al­ter in in­tense red ink. To 1 Mar: I Gave Gold For Iron – The Great War Though the Medium Of The Medal traces the sig­nif­i­cance of metal coins and medals dur­ing the First World War, when Ger­many ex­pe­ri­enced a metal short­age. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/4. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Kupfer­graben. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bröhan-Mu­seum

Start­ing in 1966, col­lec­tor Karl Bröhan amassed hun­dreds of Art Nou­veau and Art Deco ob­jects and var­i­ous paint­ings from the Berlin Se­ces­sion­ist move­ment. Browse through pieces of fur­ni­ture, house­wares, ceram­ics, and glass­ware from this

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