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The Museum’s Calling: Telephone Tours through the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung

Telephone tours present works in current exhibitions at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. They are designed as inclusive offers targeted to blind, visually impaired as well as sighted visitors.

What Is Hidden behind Closed Doors at Museums?

Beginning at the Staatliche Museen in January 2021, participants taking part in telephone tours can explore this question with art and cultural guides taking callers through the collections and special exhibitions by phone. Vivid descriptions of the objects and settings, backed by explanatory information, inspire participants’ own imaginations.

From the relaxed atmosphere of home, this unique approach allows participants to enjoy masterpieces at the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings), the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art) at the Bode-Museum, the Nationalgalerie represented by the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (Friedrichswerder Church) and Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, as well as from the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection) at the Neues Museum and from the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities) at the Altes Museum.

Participation fee: 5 euros
Limited number of participants
Advance online booking required

Topics and Dates for Telephone Tours through the Museums 
(currently only in German)

You can also find these and other current offers in the events calendar

Reise nach Italien (A Journey to Italy)
The Museum’s Calling: The Gemäldegalerie
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 3 pm
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5 pm

Dekadenz und dunkle Träume (Decadence and Dark Dreams)
The Museum’s Calling: The Alte Nationalgalerie
Thursday, 21 January 2021, 3 pm
Thursday, 28 January 2021, 3 pm

Ein Tag im Alten Ägypten (A Day in Ancient Egypt)
The Museum’s Calling: The Neues Museum
Thursday, 21 January 2021, 5 pm

Ideal und Form (Ideal and Form)
The Museum’s Calling: Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (The Friedrichswerder Church)
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 3 pm
Saturday, 20 February 2021, 3 pm

Festmahl für die Götter! (A Feast for the Gods!)
The Museum’s Calling: The Altes Museum
Saturday, 30 January 2021, 3 pm
Saturday, 13 February 2021, 3 pm

Denken im Bild mit Caspar David Friedrich (Reflecting on an Image with Caspar David Friedrich)
The Museum’s Calling: The Alte Nationalgalerie
Saturday, 30 January 2021, 5 pm
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 5 pm

Woran erkennt man Kunststile? (How Do You Identify Styles in Art?)
The Museum’s Calling: The Bode-Museum
Tuesday, 2 February 2020, 5 pm
Tuesday, 16 February 2020, 5 pm

Nofretete – Königin am Nil (Nefertiti – Queen of the Nile)
The Museum’s Calling: The Neues Museum
Thursday, 4 February 2021, 5 pm

Zeit für Fragmente. Perspektive auf Joseph Beuys (Time for Fragments. Perspectives on Joseph Beuys)
The Museum’s Calling: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Thursday, 11 February 2021, 5 pm
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5 pm

Online Offers at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

An overview of all the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s digital offers is available online: