Current exhibitions

First installation of the Mshatta Facade in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (now Bode-Museum) in 1904. Its presentation in a low-ceilinged ground-floor gallery was a compromise. The spectacular new accession sparked the establishment of a 'Persian and Islamic

Pergamonmuseum
Mshatta in focus.
The Jordanian desert palace in historical photographs

The richly decorated façade of the early Islamic desert palace of Mshatta was presented as a gift...
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Pergamonmuseum
Art of Islamic Cultures

The Museum of Islamic Art is situated in the south wing of the Pergamonmuseum. Its permanent...
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Upcoming exhibitions

Unterhaltung im Park, Türkische Miniaturmalerei im Stil von Levni, um 1700, Deckfarben und Gold auf Papier

Pergamonmuseum
Picknick im Park. Gärten in islamischer Miniaturmalerei

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Stein mit beidseitiger arabischer Inschrift, 10./11. Jh.

Bode-Museum
Ein Gott -Abrahams Erben am Nil.
Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von den Römern bis zu den Fatimiden

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Past exhibitions

Pergamonmuseum
Glass, Handle with Care!
Fragile Art 700-2010

The fascination of glass lies in its transparency, colours and diversity of forms, its radiance,...
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Written Paintings
Calligraphic Masterpieces from the 16th - 18th Century

The Museum of Islamic Art is happy to present a selection of its grand collection of calligraphic...
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Pergamonmuseum
A Collector's Fortune
Islamic Art Masterpieces of the Keir Collection

Known around the world as the ‘Keir Collection’, Edmund de Unger’s collection of...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
A Journey Lying Down
Chinese Landscapes

Landscape painting ranks as the most noble of all genres in Chinese painting. Those who sang its...
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Pergamonmuseum
An Indian Aristocrat
Louis Henri de Polier and His Collection Albums

The Museum of Islamic Art owns a series of Indo-Persian art albums, compiled by the Swiss Louis...
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Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Cultural Pictures from China
100 Years of Sinology in Germany. Collections and works by Otto Franke (1863-1946)

In May 1910 the first German chair for the 'Languages and History of East Asia' was founded at the...
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Wohnwelten

Approximately three-quarters of the Museum of Islamic Art's entire collection - be it in the form...
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