The Pergamonmuseum is part of the impressive museum island (Museumsinsel). It shows the Antikensammlung, the Vorderasiatische Museum and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. The Pergamon Museum houses the impressive Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate, one of the city gates of Babylon, with the Processional Way of Babylon, the Mshatta Façade and the Market Gate of Miletus.
As part of the Museum Island Master Plan, the museum has been renovated in sections since 2013 according to plans by the architectural firm O.M. Ungers. The project is being realised in two construction phases so that part of the museum can always remain open to visitors. In May 2019, the topping-out ceremony for the north wing and the middle wing of the basic renovation and addition to the Pergamon Museum was celebrated on Museum Island Berlin.
In the course of the renovation, the hall with the Pergamon Altar will remain closed until at least 2025. The north wing and the Hellenistic Hall are also affected by the closure.
The south wing of the Pergamon Museum with the Ishtar Gate, the Processional Way and the Museum of Islamic Art as well as the Hall with the Market Gate of Miletus will remain open. The Mshatta Hall has been closed to visitor traffic since 21 February 2022. As the lead object and public highlight of the Museum of Islamic Art, the façade of the Mschatta Caliph’s Palace is being restored as part of the Pergamon Museum’s renovation work in a display site open to the public.
This museum is located on Bodestraße in Berlin-Mitte.
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