James Simon
The Art of Giving Well

12.07.2019 to 28.07.2019
James-Simon-Galerie

Four films reconstruct the life and work of James Simon. Visitors are able to walk through the video installation, getting to know this businessman and patron of the arts on various screens. 

The different chapters shed light on various aspects of James Simon’s life story, the history of his cotton business, his art collection, as well as his philanthropic projects and donations to the collections of the museums of Berlin. Animated photos and historical film material bring the history of this major Berlin patron to life.

A special presentation in the special exhibition room of the James-Simon-Galerie. The exhibition is supported by the James Simon-Stiftung. Curated by historian Olaf Matthes from the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, an expert on Simon, together with the filmmaker Felix von Boehm.

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Bodestraße
10178 Berlin

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Entry to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum
Floor plan for individual visitors to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum (PDF)
As of 13 July 2019 and until the completion of phase A of the restoration and refurbishment of the Pergamonmuseum, the James-Simon-Galerie constitutes the sole entry to the Pergamonmuseum (via the stairs and the upper foyer). All groups visiting the Neues Museum are to enter the James-Simon-Galerie via the courtyard and the lower foyer.
Information for group visits to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum (PDF)

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