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Bode Museum - Museumsinsel -Berlin- (2)

-The Bode Museum is a historically preserved building. The museum was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. Originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Emperor Frederick III, the museum was renamed in honour of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956.

 

Closed for repairs since 1997, the museum was reopened in 2006. It is now the home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals.

 

The sculpture collection shows art of the Christian Orient (with an emphasis on Coptic Egypt), sculptures from Byzantium and Ravenna, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic, and the early Renaissance. Late German Gothic works are also represented by Tilman Riemenschneider, the south German Renaissance, and Prussian baroque art up to the 18th century.

 

This is one of most important art museum in Germany.

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Taken in August 2010