Past exhibitions

The image shows a street scene with a carpet dealer.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Bernd Kuhnert

How Islamic art came to Berlin
The Museum director and collector Friedrich Sarre

23.10.2015 to 24.01.2016

The Afghan artist Aatifi is exhibiting large-scale paintings and prints in an extensive solo exhibition. His art is rooted in Islamic calligraphy, but the finished work is abstract and transcends text. Aatifi has lived and worked in Germany since 1995.
© Archiv Aatifi, Foto Wolfgang Holm

Aatifi - News from Afghanistan
Painting, Works on Paper, and Video

03.07.2015 to 18.10.2015

Zu sehen ist: Moghuldame mit Dienerinnen beim Picknick im Haremsgarten, Indien, Ende 17. Jahrhundert, Deckfarben und Gold auf Papier.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst

Picnic in the Park. Gardens in Islamic Miniature Painting

20.03.2015 to 21.06.2015

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

Mshatta in focus
The Jordanian desert palace in historical photographs

03.10.2014 to 15.03.2015

Façade of the caliph’s palace of Mshatta in the Pergamonmuseum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Islamic Cultures

Permanent exhibition

Interactive panel on the history of the game of chess between North Africa and Europe
© Marlene Kettner

Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?

Permanent exhibition

Caucasian dragon rug from the 16th century
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Teßmer

Dream and Trauma
Reopening of the Carpet Rooms in the Museum für Islamische Kunst

Permanent exhibition