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Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?

Permanent exhibition
Pergamonmuseum

Selected artefacts currently on display in the Museum für Islamische Kunst at the Pergamonmuseum illustrate how various objects have migrated across different continents and how, on closer inspection, shared visual motifs, forms, and craft techniques reveal a network of references to other cultures, which one might not necessarily associate with 'Islamic art' today. The display thereby questions the notions of rigidly defined cultural boundaries that are often posited today.

The display has been developed by the 'Objects in Transfer' project, run by the Freie Universität's 'Episteme in Motion' centre, in cooperation with the Museum für Islamische Kunst.


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

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst
Façade of the caliph’s palace of Mshatta in the Pergamonmuseum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Permanent exhibition

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

Permanent exhibition

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. 

 

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Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarten, Friedrichstraße

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Related Links

CRC 980 Episteme in Motion: Objects in Transfer

Website of the project “Objects in Transfer"

Brochure "Objects in Transfer" (PDF, 18 MB)