Art of Islamic Cultures

Permanent exhibition

The Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum for Islamic Art) is situated in the south wing of the Pergamonmuseum. Its permanent exhibition is dedicated to the art of Islamic peoples from the eighth to the nineteenth century. The works of art originate from the vast area stretching from Spain to India. The collection's main focus is on the Middle East including Egypt and Iran.

The broad spectrum of the collection includes architectural decorations, applied arts and crafts, jewelry, and rare illuminated and calligraphed manuscripts. The architectural decorations represent one of the major attractions, conveying also typical concepts of space and environments in various media: stone (the façade from Mshatta), stuccoes (archaeological finds from Samarra), painted wooden panelling (Aleppo Room) and wall ceramics in various techniques (prayer niches from Kashan and Konya).

The applied arts include works in all possible materials: ceramic vessels, metalwork, carvings in wood and bone, glasses, textiles, carpets. Within the area of books and ancient writings, the calligraphic works and miniatures from albums of Mogul times are of particular significance.

A permanent exhibition of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Ischtar-Tor, 7.-6. Jahrhundert vor Christus
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker
Fünf Highlights – eine Stunde

Ausstellungsgespräch | 60 Minuten | 30 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
It's a Match!?

Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

Veranstaltung im Pergamonmuseum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt
Online: Objekte auf Reisen

Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Anika Büssemeier
Online: Schön, schräg!

Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt
Online: Stop-Motion: Versteckte Gesichter

Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt
Online: Teppichmuster und abstrakte Gärten

Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Illustration: Leo Leowald
Topf in Form! Vom Tonkrug zur Teetasse

Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

Hassan Massoudy, "Beware of the dreams of youth, for they will always come true in the end.
true", Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 2007
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst
Zeichen der Zeit

Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

Herbstferien-Programm 2021 für Familien und Jugendliche
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin / Valerie Schmidt
Fall Holidays 2021 at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Bode-Museum and Pergamonmuseum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Photo: David von Becker
The Bode-Museum and Pergamonmuseum Reopen on 3 October 2020

James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße
10178 Berlin

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. 


U-Bahn: Friedrichstraße
S-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Tram: Am Kupfergraben, Hackescher Markt
Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarten, Friedrichstraße

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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Opening times on public holidays Opening hours
Access via James-Simon-Galerie

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12,00 EUR Concessions 6,00
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Annual Ticket from 25 €
free time slot ticket required

Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)
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