President of the European Parliament visits the Neues Museum

Neues Museum

On March 2010, His Excellency Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, made a visit to the Neues Museum. Michael Eissenhauer, General Director of the National Museums in Berlin, was at hand to welcome the guest in a warm reception, held in the colonnade courtyard, which also included the President entering his name in the museum's guest book.

The reception was followed by a tour through the Neues Mueum, led by Friederike Seyfried, Director of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection. Our esteemed guest was particularly impressed by the architecture of the building itself, with its giant staircase that was severely damaged in the Second World War and lovingly restored and reconstructed by David Chipperfield. The architect's impressive achievement in reconstructing the Neues Museum has already garnered several architectural prizes. Mr. Buzek was naturally also afforded an opportunity to take in the world famous bust of Nefertiti during his tour. He was visibly impressed by the power of expression of the Berlin Green Head. Before leaving, he cordially thanked Friederike Seyfried for her magnificent tour and said farewell to his hosts.