The photo shows the 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 Department’: the first museum department of its kind in Europe.
© Zentralarchiv, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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

03.10.2014 to 15.03.2015

The image shows the arrival of the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Museum für Islamische Kunst/ photo : Georg Niedermeiser

Pergamonmuseum
Pride and Passion. Male Portraits and Images from the Mogul Era (1526-1858)

27.06.2014 to 28.09.2014

The image shows Hindi-souvereign Raja Shamsher Sen smoking a waterpipe.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Ingrid Geske

Pergamonmuseum
Love for Pleasure Wine, Tobacco and Drugs in Indian Paintings

21.03.2014 to 22.06.2014

The image depicts Sheikh Ubaidullah in front of a bookbinder store talking to the owner and some people.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst

Pergamonmuseum
Ornament and Tongue: Bookbindings from the Islamic World

13.12.2013 to 16.03.2014