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Instagram Live Tours through Additional Museums and Exhibitions Starting 22 Januar 2021


Because of the steadily growing popularity of the live tours that began last November through the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s currently closed museums and special exhibitions, the series is now continuing every other Friday with tours at the Bode-Museum, the Neues Museum, and at the Kulturforum. The first tour in the 2021 series starts on Friday, 22 January 2021, at 4 pm, with a curators’ tour through the exhibition The Piranesi Principle at the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library).

The live tours (currently mostly in German) were held during the shutdowns brought about by the coronavirus restrictions that went into effect in November 2020. They included tours through the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (Friedrichswerder Church), the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of of Decorative Arts), the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), the Museum Berggruen and the James-Simon-Galerie. Each of the half-hour tours are offered by directors, curators and museum staff on various topics, and can be watched live on the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s Instagram channel.

All users logged into Instagram can participate by clicking on the “Story” function in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin profile. During the tours, users can ask their tour guides questions in real-time. Subsequently, video recordings of the live tours are permanently available online: See the “Live Tours” playlist on the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s Facebook page.

All of the following tours are in German:

Live Tour through The Piranesi Principle Exhibition

“The Piranesi Principle. Marking the 300th Birthday of the Great Italian Master”, Kulturforum, Kunstbibliothek

Live tour on Friday, 22 January 2021, 4 pm

Curators Georg Schelbert, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Moritz Wullen, director of the Kunstbibliothek, take viewers through the exhibition:

Live Tour through the The Germanic Tribes Exhibition

“The Germanic Tribes. Archaeological Perspectives”, Museumsinsel Berlin, Neues Museum

Live tour on Friday, 5 February 2021, 4 pm

In the second half of his live tour, Matthias Wemhoff, director of the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte (Museum of Prehistory and Early History), devotes himself to questions on how the field of study about the Germanic peoples has changed over the past 200 years and how the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin positions itself in view of the current research and discourse related to questions of origin, dispersal and the dating of the Germanic peoples:

Live Tour through the Status Power Movement Exhibition

“Status Power Movement. Delight and Drudgery of Physical Activity”, Kulturforum, Exhibition Hall

Live tour on Friday, 19 February 2021, 4 pm

Christopher Hölzel, museum assistant undergoing advanced training at the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) takes viewers through the exhibition:

Live Tour through the Plain Talk Exhibition

“Plain Talk: About the History of the Bode-Museum”, Museumsinsel Berlin, Bode-Museum

Live tour on Friday, 5 March 2021, 4 pm

Paul Hofmann, head of the Restaurierungswerkstatt (Conservation and Restoration Workshop), and Carolin Marie Kreutzfeldt, museum assistant undergoing advanced training at the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art) take viewers through the exhibition: