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MUSEUM, III, 2020 — The Programme Magazine for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is Available!

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After a three-month publication pause, the magazine MUSEUM for the third quarter (July, August, September) is now available free of charge in all of the reopened Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues. Itcan be read online and downloaded at

The programme magazine provides information about current exhibitions and interesting topics from the museums, for instance, insights into the work of museum staff. The magazine appears quarterly and is published in collaboration with the newspaper DerTagesspiegel. The current edition includes the following subjects:

“Proceeding with Caution” Interview

All museums were closed as of March 2020 due to the global pandemic: General Director Michael Eissenhauer and Deputy General Director Christina Haak in conversation about the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in the age of the coronavirus.

What Does . . . Actually Do?

For example, Stefan Simon, director of the Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory). When the coronavirus pandemic reached Germany in March 2020, it was not only the museums that had to close. Work at the art technology Rathgen-Forschungslabor also ground to a halt. Stefan Simon and his team quickly started their own production of disinfectants and masks.


The World Meets the City

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is a universal museum, with collections from around the world spanning the entire history of humankind. The museums’ history is intimately intertwined with the turmoil and upheavals of the 20th century. A trip to the Museumsinsel via the Kulturforum and museum locations in Dahlem, Köpernick and Charlottenburg: The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin sites and their histories.

Online Resources and Digital Offers of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Thanks to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s diverse online resources and digital offers, its 15 collections can be accessed around the clock. Countless objects and their histories can be discovered via virtual tours, on the museums’ websites, in the online database SMB-digital and on the blog Museum and the City.

Exhibitions and Events

The new programme magazine includes articles about current exhibitions:

We’re Open!

Important information on visiting the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin during the coronavirus pandemic and an overview of all open Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues