Art of Islamic Cultures

01.01.2000 until further notice

The Museum of Islamic Art is situated in the south wing of the Pergamonmuseum. Its permanent exhibition is dedicated to the art of Islamic peoples from the eighth to the nineteenth century. The works of art originate from the vast area stretching from Spain to India. The collection's main focus is on the Middle East including Egypt and Iran.

The broad spectrum of the collection includes architectural decorations, applied arts and crafts, jewelry, and rare illuminated and calligraphed manuscripts. The architectural decorations represent one of the major attractions, conveying also typical concepts of space and environments in various media: stone (the façade from Mshatta), stuccoes (archaeological finds from Samarra), painted wooden panelling (Aleppo Room) and wall ceramics in various techniques (prayer niches from Kashan and Konya).

The applied arts include works in all possible materials: ceramic vessels, metalwork, carvings in wood and bone, glasses, textiles, carpets. Within the area of books and ancient writings, the calligraphic works and miniatures from albums of Mogul times are of particular significance.

Offers for

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Anton Roland Laub

04.05.2016 15:00 Uhr
Public tour | Running-dialogue tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Anton Roland Laub

07.05.2016 15:00 Uhr
Public tour | Running-dialogue tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Petra Stüning

08.05.2016 15:00 Uhr
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Valerie Schmidt


Zu sehen ist ein Ausschnitt aus einer fast vier Meter hohen und 2, 80 breiten Gebetsnische, deren türkisfarbener Dekor in einem aufwändigen Verfahren aus zahllosen zugeschnittenen Fliesenstücken besteht. Die von eingebundenen Säulen flankierte Nische zeigt Muquarnaswölbungen, Flechtwerk mit Zwölfersternen und radial zugeordneten Fünfecken sowie Koranzitate mit Bezug auf das Gebet.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Georg Niedermeiser
Auf den Spuren türkischer Kunst


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Die Arbeit des Archäologen

Rundgang und Workshop

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Die Religion des Islam


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10178 Berlin

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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 10:00 - 18:00
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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During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is due to remain closed to the public until 2019. The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and is open to the public during this time.
At the moment the finds from Uruk and Habuba Kabira as well as the rooms with babylonian and ancient iranian monuments are not accessible to the public.

Please note that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

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