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Shinto shrine com­plex. To 8 Jan: The Ru­ins of Koco: Traces of Wooden Ar­chi­tec­ture from the An­cient Silk Road. A pre­sen­ta­tion of the an­cient ar­chi­tec­tural traces found in the Xin­jiang Autonomous Re­gion in China Tue– Fri 10am– 5pm, Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €8/4. www.smb.mu­seum. Arn­i­mallee 25. T: 030.266424242.

Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy

Di­verse and com­pre­he­sive ex­hi­bi­tions cu­rated from the Ber­lin Art Li­brary’s vast pho­to­graphic col­lec­tion are housed in a Neo­clas­si­cal 1909 build­ing built for the Prus­sian army’s of­fi­cer corps, whose lower two floors are oc­cu­pied by the Hel­mut New­ton Foun­da­tion. To 20 Nov: Alice Springs: The MEP Show/Hel­mut New­ton: Yel­low Press/Mart En­ge­len: Por­traits. Por­traits and street pho­tog­ra­phy from Alice Springs, the widow of Hel­mut New­ton; Hel­mut New­ton’s pa­parazzi and po­lice pho­tog­ra­phy; and Dutch artist Mart En­ge­len’s film noir-in­spired blackand-white por­traits. To 8 Jan: Bernard Lars­son. Leav­ing is En­ter­ing. Works from the Ger­man- born pho­tog­ra­pher func­tion as a visual record of the most piv­otal mo­ments in Ber­lin his­tory. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.266424242. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3– C4

Mu­seum für Naturkunde

Home to the world’s largest di­nosaur skele­ton, the nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum also fea­tures ex­ten­sive col­lec­tions of shells, in­sects, and prize-win­ning mounted an­i­mal dio­ra­mas. Tue– Fri 9:30– 6pm, Sat– Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3. www.naturkun­de­mu­se­um­ber­lin.de. In­vali­den­str. 43. T: 030.20938591. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum. E2

Mu­seum The Kennedys

When he de­liv­ered his fa­mous “Ich bin ein Ber­liner” speech, John F. Kennedy au­to­mat­i­cally be­came Ber­lin’s fa­vorite US pres­i­dent. Tue–Sun 11am–7pm. € 5/2.50. www.thekennedys.de. Au­gust­str. 11–13. T: 030.20653570. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2

Mu­seum 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

Neues Mu­seum

A mod­ern art col­lec­tion of 5000+ works of Ger­man and Eastern Euro­pean paint­ings. From 25 Nov: Cor­nelia Sch­leime – A Blink ex­plores this year’s Han­nah- Höch- Preis win­ner, whose dis­si­dent work in the GDR days re­sulted in her get­ting banned from East Ber­lin. From 25 Nov: Tat­jana Doll – New World At­las presents the Han­nah- Höch- Förder­preis win­ner’s large- scale work that ques­tion phe­nom­ena in mass cul­ture. To 2 Jan: 12×12. Each year, the IBB Video Space fea­tures 12 in­no­va­tive film and video artists in Ber­lin. To 7 Nov: Dada Africa cel­e­brates the Dada cen­te­nary with works paired with arte­facts orig­i­nat­ing from Africa, Asia, and Oceana. Wed– Mon 10am– 6pm. €8/5 (€10/ 7 dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions). www.berlin­is­chega­lerie.de. Alte Jakob­str. 124-128. T: 030.78902600. U Hallesches Tor. E4 You love Pi­casso? The Berggruen Mu­seum has an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of paint­ings by the Span­ish mas­ter. MUST SEE The 3300-year- old bust of Queen Ne­fer­titi is the mu­seum’s top at­trac­tion. Ex­am­ine a world­fa­mous Egyp­tian col­lec­tion that in­cludes many im­por­tant pa­pyruses, while hun­dreds of ar­ti­facts re­late early hu­man his­tory. Badly dam­aged dur­ing WWII and left aban­doned un­til the 1980s, the mu­seum re­opened in 2009. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), 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 houses the out­come of Ger­many’s early-20th­cen­tury 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. The al­tar room is closed for restora­tion through 2019. www.smb.mu­seum.

Akademie der Kün­ste Hanseat­en­weg

The Ber­lin Art Acad­emy’s long and pres­ti­gious his­tory dates back to 1696. To­day, this im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion space houses one of the most com­pre­hen­sive in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary archives of 20th­cen­tury art. Daily 11am–7pm. € 6/4 (Free en­try Tue 3–7pm). www.adk.de. Hanseat­en­weg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Belle­vue, U Hansaplatz. C3

Ber­lin­is­che Ga­lerie C/O Ber­lin

MUST SEE Con­tem­po­rary art and pho­tog­ra­phy has fi­nally re­opened in the Amerika Haus, which housed the Amer­i­can li­brary dur­ing the Cold War era. To 4 Dec: Gor­don Parks. I am you. Se­lected Works. 1934-1978. With his weapon of choice, Parks used his cam­era to cap­ture in­jus­tice and the fight for equal rights. To 4 Dec: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Cha­narin. Don’t Start With the Good Old Things But the Bad New Ones. A Brechtian ap­proach to doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phy. Daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. www.co- ber­lin.org.Har­den­bergstr. 22–24. T: 030.28444160. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Dalí – The Ex­hi­bi­tion

The per­ma­nent ex­hibit fea­tures more than 400 works, most from pri­vate col­lec­tions, by

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