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Extended opening hours at the Pergamon Museum from 1 July 2023

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Before closing for renovation on 23. October 2023, the opening hours of the Pergamon Museum will be extended from Saturday, 1 July, up to and including Sunday, 22 October 2023, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. In addition to highlights such as the Processional Way of Babylon, the Aleppo Room or the Market Gate of Miletus, the three collections represented in the Pergamonmuseum – the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Museum of the Ancient Near East – offer a varied exhibition and educational programme for the whole family.

Image above: Pergamon Museum, Photo: Maximilian Meisse


Liam Gillick. Filtered Time

until 15 October 2023

The Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart present for the first time a joint project with the British artist Liam Gillick in the historic rooms of the Pergamon Museum. Gillick brings 6,000 years of art and cultural history into dialogue, creating new levels of meaning across all historical periods represented in the Museum of the Ancient Near East. These include the iconic Processional Way and Ishtar Gate of Babylon as well as the monumental sculptures of Tell Halaf.

A special exhibition of the Vorderasiatisches Museum and the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Rhythm and Colour. Musical Scenes on Indian Album Leaves of the 16th to 18th Century

until 25 June 2023

The special exhibition in the Book Art Cabinet of the Museum of Islamic Art provides a fascinating insight into the soundscape of the Indian subcontinent through selected miniature paintings. The 16th to 18th centuries, from which the album pages on display date, were a time of musical innovation in India. Musicians from a wide geographical area from Iran to India were attracted and encouraged by the courts.

A special presentation of the Museum of Islamic Art – National Museums in Berlin

With Brush and Qalam. Chinese-Arabic Calligraphies by Haji Noor Deen

6 July – 22 October 2023

With a solo exhibition of the most important contemporary representative of Sini calligraphy, the Museum für Islamische Kunst is showing selected works by Haji Noor Deen for the first time in Berlin. The exhibition will end on 23 October 2023, when the Pergamon Museum closes for renovation reasons. Sini calligraphy is the written art of the Muslim minority in China. Its history dates back to the 14th century. The distinctive feature of Sini calligraphy is the fusion of techniques and styles of Arabic and Chinese writing traditions.

A special presentation of the Museum of Islamic Art – National Museums in Berlin


until 30.06.
Tue, Wed, Fri – Sun 10 am – 6 pm, Thu 10 am – 8 pm

from 01.07.
Tue, Wed, Fri – Sun 9am – 7pm, Thu 9am – 8pm


Museumsinsel Berlin
Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin-Mitte

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