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Museum of Islamic Art
10 June 2009
On 10 June 2009 Edmund de Unger entrusted the works in his exceptional collection to the Museum for Islamic Art.
The Keir Collection, which Edmund de Unger has spent almost 50 years collecting, ranks as one of the largest private collections of Islamic art in the world and contains some 1500 works from nearly all periods and artistic landscapes of the core Islamic countries. As Dr. Stefan Weber, Director of the Museum, says: 'Edmund de Ungers' Keir Collection forms a near seamless addition to the collections already present in Berlin. From magnificent book illustrations to priceless artefacts from ceramic workshops in the Middle Ages - they all complement and round off the encylopaedic collection of the 105 year old museum.'
The exquisite items will be on display from spring 2010 in a special exhibition held in the Pergamonmuseum on the Museum Island 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)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)