The creation of albums (muraqqa) was common in parts of the Islamic world from the 15th century onwards. Featuring outstanding examples produced under the rule of the Islamic Mughal emperors (1526–1858) in India, this exhibition provides an overview of this special form of art collection. The albums were commissioned by art lovers and functioned as mobile galleries.
Sheets with completed drawings and calligraphy as well as sketches and drafts were given a unified format using frames known as passepartouts, and bound as books. The covers and passepartouts were usually elaborately decorated, a testament to how treasured these sheets were. The selection of the sheets is different for every album, reflecting the personal tastes of the person who commissioned them.
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partially wheelchair accessible
Please note: Pergamonmuseum is exclusively entered through James-Simon-Galerie!
Site plan: Entrance to the Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum (PDF)
All groups meet at the information desk at the upper foyer in James-Simon-Galerie, entering by using the big stairway.
Advice for group visits to the Pergamonmuseum an the Neues Museum (PDF)
Due to a technical issue, the lift is out of service until further notice, meaning the Museum für Islamische Kunst is not currently wheelchair accessible. The major architectural exhibits – such as the Processional Way, featuring the Ishtar Gate and the Market Gate of Miletus – are still accessible to people with mobility issues.
S-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Tram: Am Kupfergraben, Hackescher Markt
Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarten, Friedrichstraße
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Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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10,00 EUR Concessions 5,00
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