Josef Strzygowski and the Berlin Museums

from: 19.10.2012 to: 20.01.2013

With the aim of creating a high-quality collection of artworks from late antiquity and Byzantium prior to the opening of the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum in 1904, Wilhelm von Bode turned to an expert in Byzantine art: Josef Strzygowski. The art historian,who worked as a lecturer in Graz, helped to expand this section of the collection from less than 100 to about 2000objects.The Ägyptisches Museum and the Islamic Department also profited from his work.

This one-room exhibition highlights Strzygowski's significant role in defining the course for the Museum für Byzantinische Kunstand presents his difficult personality from a biographical perspective. Whilst he was a pioneer in many areas of Byzantine art history,he became increasingly absorbed in ethnic and racial notions in his later years. On exhibit will be biographical documents, contemporary sources on his work for the Berlin Museums and objects that were acquired on account of his efforts.

Guest entrance

Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin

U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The temporary exhibition "SCHLOSS BAU MEISTER. Andreas Schlüter and Baroque Berlin" is open from 10 a.m.

Upper floor and the exhibition "Treasures of Faith" are open from 11 a.m., Gobelinsaal closed Tue-Fri.

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