Past Exhibitions

Joseph Beuys, The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland, 1945-1976

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

In 1958 Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) began selecting individual drawings on paper and composing them...
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Scheich Ubaidullah Ahrar (1404-1490) doziert vor dem Laden eines Buchbinders in Herat, Iran, Ende 16. Jh.

Pergamonmuseum
Ornament and Tongue: Bookbindings from the Islamic World

In the Islamic world, book art is an art form of the highest stature. In Islam, great importance...
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K.O. Götz, Giverny VII, 1988, Sammlung Ströher, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst

Neue Nationalgalerie
K. O. Götz

Karl Otto Götz will be celebrating his 100th birthday in February 2014. To mark this great...
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Lisa Woite, ohne Titel, 2013, Fotografie

Museum für Fotografie
SEEN BY - Start with the Traces

Featuring work by Clara Jo, John A. MacLean, Leon Kahane, Michael Roggon, Nina Schuiki, Luca...
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Guido Mayr
Hirtenfiguren der Bethanien-Krippe, 1928

Museum Europäischer Kulturen


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Bode-Museum


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Neues Museum
Underground. Berlin's Old Town Hall. The Archaeological New Discovery.

The exhibition 'Underground - Berlin's Old Town Hall - The Archaeological New Discovery' shows for...
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Anton Graff: Sophie Gabain, ca. 1795/1796

Alte Nationalgalerie
Anton Graff

Anton Graff (1736-1813), an artist from Winterthur in Switzerland, was the most important...
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Projekt Warum nicht Projekt des Ethnologischen
Museums und des Museum Europäischer
Kulturen der Staatlichen Musen zu Berlin

Ethnologisches Museum

Probebühne 3, 17. Oktober 2013 bis 30. März 2014 This is already the third Probebühne! The...
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Heinrich Aldegrever:
Jan van Leiden, 1536, Kupferstich

Gemäldegalerie
Heinrich Aldegrever - Renaissance Kleinmeister from Westphalia

The Westphalian Heinrich Aldegrever (*1502 in Paderborn †1555-1561 in Soest) is considered one of...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
World in Miniature: Dialogue between Zhang Hong (1577-ca. 1652) and Michael Lee (1972- )

Gallery of Chinese PaintingThe installation 'World in Miniature' presents works on the theme of the...
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Victor Orozco Ramirez, Reality 2.0, Filmstill

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

PREIS DER NATIONALGALERIE FÜR JUNGE FILMKUNST 2013 19.9.13 - 12.1.14 In order to promote...
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Kunstbibliothek
3 Continents - 7 Countries. Works by Erich Mendelsohn from the Kunstbibliothek's Architecture Collection

The Kunstbibliothek preserves, maintains, and critically assesses the estate of the architect Erich...
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Pablo Picasso
Sprung mit der Garrocha (Salto con la
garrocha), 1957
Aquatintaradierung, 34,5 x 49,8 cm, Blatt
8 in José Delgado alias Pepe Illo, Die
Tauromachie oder die Kunst des Stierkämpfens
(La Tauromaquia, o Arte de
torear), Barcelona 1959

Kupferstichkabinett
Pablo Picasso

Picasso created the most important oeuvre in 20th-century art not only in his capacity as a painter...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Qi Baishi (1864-1957)

Current display in the Gallery of Modern Chinese PaintingQi Baishi was one of the most important...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Landscapes of Sri Lanka - Early Photography in Ceylon

From the mid-19th century on, Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, was an exotic destination that many a...
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Neue Nationalgalerie
BubeDameKönigAss

Focusing on Martin Eder (b. 1968), Michael Kunze (b. 1961), Anselm Reyle (b. 1970) and Thomas...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Ikeda Iwao: Bamboo and Lacquer

The first solo exhibition in Europe dedicated to Japanese artist Ikeda Iwao presents his new works...
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Mehrfarbig bedrucktes Baumwollfragment aus Indien, 14.-15. Jh.; Inv.-Nr. I. 6433.

Pergamonmuseum


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Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Richness in Diversity

This year's motto for the Slovakian Culture Days, which run from 31.08.2013 to 29.09.2013 at the...
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The nominated artists 2013, from left to right: Mariana Castillo Deball, Simon Denny, Kerstin Brätsch und Haris Epaminonda

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
National Gallery Prize for Young Art 2013

On 29 August 2013 is the opening of this year's exhibition celebrating the Preis der...
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Die Berliner Weltverbesserungsmaschine, 2013, Rendering Day View

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
The Berlin World Improvement Machine

The BERLIN WORLD IMPROVEMENT MACHINEaims to encourage a discussion about the role of art and...
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Lutz Fritsch, installation view of the Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek, Cologne, 2012-2013,

Kunstbibliothek
Bestbooks

The exhibition presents various artists and the differing artistic approaches that they represent...
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Untitled (Schiff / Ship), 1955, Donated by Heinz Trökes

Neue Nationalgalerie
Wols - Prints

Side room in the Neue Nationalgalerie, 30.7.-8.9.2013An exhibition presented by the...
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Potsdamer Platz, 1914

Museum Berggruen
Potsdamer Platz - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Paul Klee

The point of departure for the exhibition is the famous painting Potsdamer Platz, which Ernst...
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Gemäldegalerie
Grace and Gallantry - French Coloured Engravings of the Rococo

In the Renaissance, printmaking was an art form primarily in black-and-white. Although there was...
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Kunstbibliothek
West-East Divan

The artist's books of Alexander Djikia, Helfried Hagenberg, and Matthias Mansen - who each...
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Cabinet, Augsburg around 1600

Schloss Köpenick
Of Black Ebony, Rich with Silver Decoration

The magnificent cabinet in the collection of Berlin's Kunstgewerbemuseum represents one of the most...
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Museen Dahlem

The Humboldt Lab Dahlem, made possible through the support of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German...
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Hilma af Klint: The Ten Greats, no. 2, Childhood. Group IV, 1907 (detail)

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Hilma af Klint

The exhibition presents a first comprehensive survey of the creative work of the Swedish female...
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Pergamonmuseum
Masterpieces from the Seraglio

Among the many treasures held at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin's state library) are the...
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hesign International, Jianping He, D Berlin, Flash Back, Auftraggeber: Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokio; Druckerei: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Tokio

Kulturforum

The competition '100 Best Posters of the Year - Germany Austria Switzerland 2011', now held on an...
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Installation view of the exhibition Body Pressure. Sculpture since the 1960s

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Body Pressure

This exhibition examines the many different approaches to the human figure in contemporary...
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Otto Skowranek: Olga Desmond - Sword Dance, 1908

Museum für Fotografie
'The Naked Truth and More Besides'

At the dawn of the last century, photographs of nudes could be found everywhere. The exhibition...
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Neue Nationalgalerie
KP Brehmer and the Graphics of Capitalist Realism

Klaus Peter Brehmer (*1938 in Berlin †1997 in Hamburg) is an artist who - along with Karl Horst...
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Discovery of the statuette of a high priest in a vessel

Pergamonmuseum
Uruk

One hundred years ago, unique finds from an archaeological dig in the south of present-day Iraq...
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Selection of brooches and a clip earring from the Fior Collection, London,
including by Henkel & Grosse for Christian Dior, Polcini, Trifari, 
Marcel Boucher, Mazer Jomaz and Mitchel Maer, 1950s and 1960s

Kunstbibliothek
Luxury for Fashion

With its exclusive London boutiques, the family-run business of Fior was, for decades, the...
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Jiang Eshi (1913-1972), 'Misty Forest and Yellow Leaves', 1963, formerly in the Mochan Shanzhuang Collection, acquired with support from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin

Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Jiang Eshi (1913-1972): A Wanderer between Worlds

Jiang Eshi is one of those Chinese artists of the 20th century who are significantly better known...
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Kupferstichkabinett
System and Sensuality

The Ernst Schering Foundation in Berlinhas spent the last five years working with the...
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Wang Jian: Autumn Mountains in the style of Huang Gongwang (1269-1354), Qing-Dynasty, dated 1666, formerly in the Mochan Shanzhuang Collection

Museum für Asiatische Kunst
The Rebirth of the Canon:

Within any particular art-form, the canon is the collection of works which are generally recognized...
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Museum Europäischer Kulturen
passages & repassages

The exhibition "passages&repassages", which came into being in connection with the 100th...
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Nô costume with snow-laden bamboo pattern, Japan, Edo period, 18th century, MCH-Stiftung, Sammlung Hammonds

Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Passions of an Elegant Lady

This exhibition showcases objects from the MCH Foundation's Hammonds Collection of Asian fabrics,...
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Ogata Gekkô: Weaver (from the series) Compendium of Customs and Habits of Women, publisher: Sasaki Toyoji, Meiji era, 1892

Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Textile Fashions in Japanese Woodcuts

Traditional textile fashions in Japan simultaneously embody aesthetic concepts and the social...
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Martin Kippenberger: Ohne Titel (aus der Serie Lieber Maler, male mir), 1981, Private Collection

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Martin Kippenberger: sehr gut | very good

In 2013 Martin Kippenberger would have celebrated his 60th birthday - that is, had he not died in...
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Exhibition view of In the White Light. Sculptures from the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche on show in the Neue Nationalgalerie

Neue Nationalgalerie
In the White Light

For the next six months, the Neue Nationalgalerie will be showcasing the Nationalgalerie's...
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Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
COSMOCOCA Programa in Progress

In the context of the Forum Expanded program of the Berlinale, 63 International Filmfestival...
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Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
secret universe IV

Hamburger Bahnhof dedicates its "secret universe" exhibition series to artists who have been...
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Niche wall from Palace of Balkuwara, Samarra, with carved stucco in 'Samarra style', excavation photograph 1911-13

Pergamonmuseum
Samarra - Centre of the World

Marking the 100th anniversary of excavations at the site, the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum...
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Hans Körnig: Die Alaunstraße, 1956

Neue Nationalgalerie
Dresden's Graphic Artists in the Post-War Period

Along with Berlin and Leipzig, Dresden was one of the most important art centres in the GDR (East...
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Georg Pencz, Venus and Cupid, ca. 1528

Gemäldegalerie
Georg Pencz, without Equal in the Art of Drawing

'Georg Pencz, without equal in the art of drawing…'This posthumous praise was inscribed on a...
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Bust of Queen Nefertiti in Neues Museum, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, Amarna, Egypt, c 1340 BC;
Donation James Simon

Neues Museum
In the Light of Amarna

To mark the anniversary of the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti on 6 December 1912, the Egyptian...
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Helmut Newton, French Vogue, Monte Carlo 1980

Museum für Fotografie
Helmut Newton: World without Men / Archives de Nuit

Fashion photography was always the most important genre in Helmut Newton's work. Long before he...
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Hans-Peter Feldmann
Die Büste der Nofretete, 2012
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neue Nationalgalerie
Hans-Peter Feldmann. The Bust of Nefertiti

From 6th December 2012 to 6th January 2013, the Düsseldorf-based artist Hans-Peter Feldmann shows...
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Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Nina Canell. Rolf Julius

The exhibition is an encounter between the works of two artists from different generations, who...
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Christmas pyramid featuring the church in Seiffen, Seiffen, Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), ca. 1980

Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Christmas Pyramids

During the Christmas period, illuminations on pyramid-shaped frames were once found in many regions...
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Bode-Museum
Translatio Nummorum

Ancient coins are still the richest source of information passed down to us today from the period...
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Photographer unknown, Detective Art Madzinski inspects Yellow Cab found burned at Hoyne-
Ogden aves. Driver fleed, 1937

Museum für Fotografie
Bogomir Ecker

Bogomir Ecker has been collecting historical photographs for many years with an unconventional,...
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Erik Steinbrecher: WIE AM SCHNÜRLI, rakete.co 2012

Kunstbibliothek
Erik Steinbrecher UBER ALLES (Above All)

Artist Erik Steinbrecher, who was born in Basel in 1963 and now lives in Berlin, has designed a...
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: The loge at Mascaron Doré, 1894 (detail)

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
The Eccentric Gaze. Goya, Daumier, Toulouse-Lautrec

Goya, Daumier, Toulouse-Lautrec - three artists from three generations, united by the critical gaze...
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The narrow side of a sarcophagus,Relief of Christ, 3rd century/early 5th century

Bode-Museum
Josef Strzygowski and the Berlin Museums

With the aim of creating a high-quality collection of artworks from late antiquity and Byzantium...
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Bode-Museum


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Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

Childhood memories are central to Martin Honert's artworks which will be presented by the...
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Fyodor S. Rokotov: full-length portrait of Catherine II (the Great), 1775/1780, State Historical Museum, Moscow

Neues Museum
Russians & Germans

For the first time a major exhibition is being held that will highlight the historical depth and...
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Large tray with depiction of the Eight Daoistic Immortals, late 15th or 16th century

Museum für Asiatische Kunst
...immersed in lacquer

"...immersed in lacquer. A German private collection of Chinese lacquerware" is an impressive...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Breathing New Life into Old Forms

In East Berlin in 1952, the foundation of a new museum dedicated to East Asian art posed quite a...
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Claes Oldenburg: Notebook Page, Study for a Sculpture in the Form of a Bouquet, 
1961-1962 (detail)

Neue Nationalgalerie
Claes Oldenburg

This exhibition combines drawings and lithographs which Claes Oldenburg made in the 1960s. Born in...
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Jean de la Huerta, mourner from the tomb of John the Fearless, 1443-1456

Bode-Museum
Lamentation for a Dead Prince

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, which is partially closed for renovations, has generously sent...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Elegant Gifts

Chinese literati, painters and calligraphers have always presented their essays, poems, and...
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Alte Nationalgalerie
The Romantic Middle Ages

Complementing the Schinkel exhibition at the Kulturforum,the museum will present architectural...
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Karl Friedrich Schinkel: The Hall of Stars in the Palace of the Queen of the Night, set design to 2nd decorations for The Magic Flute, around 1815

Kupferstichkabinett
Karl Friedrich Schinkel

An exhibition organised by the National Museums in Berlin - Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints...
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Gemäldegalerie
Gilt Strips of Wood

In 1822 Karl Friedrich Schinkel was commissioned to construct the 'Royal Museum' at Lustgarten. The...
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Ingeborg Lüscher: Die andere Seite, The Other Side, 2011 (Filmstill)

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Ingeborg Lüscher

Think. Who are you, your name, your origin?Think. What has the other side done to you?Think. Can...
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Cycladic idol, believed to be from the island of Amorgos, ca. 2700-2400/2300 BCE

Altes Museum
Back to the Beginnings

This small exhibition on the upper floor of the Altes Museum draws on exemplary objects within the...
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Schloss Köpenick
Porcelain for the Palaces of Frederick the Great

During the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) Frederick II had Prussian troops take control of the...
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Tobias Zielony: The Group, 2010; from the series Vele (detail)

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Architektonika 2

Architektonika displays works from both the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger...
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Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Hans-Peter Feldmann

The National Gallery's collection features several important works by Hans-Peter Feldmann. The...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Following in the Footsteps of Grünwedel

The National Museums in Berlin owns the most important collection of artworks from Central Asia in...
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Ethnologisches Museum
South America in Pictures

The exhibition presents photographs and films on Central and South America selected from three...
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Exhibition view of Divided Heaven. The Collection. 1945 - 1968. Neue Nationalgalerie

Neue Nationalgalerie
Divided Heaven

After 'Modern Times. The Collection 1900-1945', the second instalment in the showing of the...
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