The Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art) is the reference museum in the German-speaking world for the artistic and archaeological heritage of Islamic regions. Founded in 1904, it belongs to the National Museums in Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. As a result, it is part of a collection that spans various world regions and temporal epochs. Together with the Collection of Classical Antiquities and the Museum of the Ancient Near East, it is located in the Pergamon Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island, thus creating a panorama of a coherent Middle Eastern cultural history. It offers up to 1 million visitors a year space to explore different approaches to the art and cultural history of Islamic regions and to enjoy outstanding art objects and architecture. The museum houses around 100,000 historical objects from the Mediterranean region (Southern Europe, North Africa, West Asia) as well as Central and South Asia, and were created between the 7th and 19th centuries.
Photo: Am Kupfergraben, Museum Island Berlin, Berlin-Mitte, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
ART@Berlin: Museum in Berlin Museum für Islamische Kunst