On Saturday, 13 July 2019, the James Simon Gallery will open with a big opening party for all those interested. The central reception building of the Museum Island Berlin, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, offers service, orientation and quality of stay.
In addition to a special exhibition area and auditorium, spacious ticket, information and cloakroom areas, a café and restaurant as well as the largest museum shop after the British Museum London, the James Simon Gallery leads directly to the tour of the Pergamon Museum and via the Archaeological Promenade to the Neues Museum. It is named after the great philanthropist, patron and Jewish citizen of the world James Simon (1851-1932). On the occasion of the opening, a ceremonial act will take place the day before, on Friday, 12 July 2019, in the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Born in Berlin as the son of a wealthy textile dynasty, James Simon stands for an unparalleled cultural and social commitment. Not only did he promote the education of broad sections of society and help the socially disadvantaged, he was also a passionate art collector who donated to the Royal Museums extraordinary collections of important works of art, which to this day are among the greatest treasures of the Berlin collections. As a co-founder of the German Oriental Society, Simon also financed numerous …
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Image caption: James-Simon-Galerie, Ansicht auf den Lustgarten © Ute Zscharnt für David Chipperfield Architects