A Decade of Bauhaus

Where Berlin - - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES -

A new ex­hi­bi­tion at the Bauhaus Archiv (p. 41) high­lights 80 new ac­qui­si­tions from the last decade, along with a strong fo­cus on photography ex­plor­ing the spec­trum of Bauhaus to New Bauhaus. In­no­va­tive works and de­sign pieces from the en­tire Bauhaus col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing those by Mar­i­anne Brandt and Lás­zló Mo­holy- Nagy, make an ap­pear­ance, along with photography by Paul Citroen and Ya­suhiro Ishi­moto. See the new high­lights un­til 25 May. MUST SEE The gor­geous bust of Queen Ne­fer­titi is the mu­seum’s top at­trac­tion. Ex­am­ine a world-fa­mous Egyptian col­lec­tion that in­cludes 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. To 31 May: Daily Life – Luxury – Pro­tec­tion ex­plains the sig­nif­i­cance of jew­elry both as luxury and for pro­tec­tion. 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.

Perg­a­mon Mu­seum

Stasi Mu­seum

E3/F3 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. 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 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

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