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On view is: Detail of the brooch; gold, cloisonné enamel, rock crystals, amethysts (bleached), pearls, glass
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Photo: Wolfgang Fuhrmannek, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt

The Mainz Treasure: An Art Mystery from the Time of the Kingdom of Germany


On view is: „Director’s Choice: Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin“, Titel der deutschen Ausgabe, mit Gerard David, Christus am Kreuz (Ausschnitt)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders, ISBN 978-1-785510977, Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd.

Director’s Choice: Michael Eissenhauer’s personal highlights from the collection of the Gemäldegalerie


On view is a red photo wall in the exhibition "Faces of China"
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Faces of China – Photo Contest


Inscription on skull S 2552. The Polish explorer Jan Czekanowski accompanied the German Central Africa Expedition – led by Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg – into the former colony of German East Africa in 1907–1908. He was tasked by Felix von Luschan with collecting the skulls that made up the so-called S-Sammlung of the Museum für Völkerkunde. The inscription ‘Busira’ references a burial site.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Investigation begins into the origin of the historical, anthropological collection of skulls


Reliquienensemble: Behälter mit Figuren (Byeri), Fang, Ngumba (Kamerun), 19. Jh.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Ethnologisches Museum / Foto: Martin Franken

MUSEUM – The Staatliche Museen’s second programme booklet is here!