Neues Museum: 10 Years since Reopening


In October 2019, the Neues Museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its re-opening. Originally opened in the mid-nineteenth century, and the second institution to do so on the Museuminsel Berlin, at that time it showcased the global history of human culture from prehistory to the nineteenth century. The building, which was badly damaged during the Second World War, was then left in ruins for decades. Following a decade-long reconstruction based on the designs of British architect David Chipperfield, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin moved the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte to the premises, with additional objects from the Antikensammlung.