Altes Museum Berlin – Schinkel Building

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Altes Museum Berlin

Date: 1823-33

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel

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Under General Director Ludwig Justi, the building was the first museum of Museum Island to undergo reconstruction and restoration, which was carried out from 1951 to 1966 by Hans Erich Bogatzky and Theodor Voissen. Following Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s designs, the murals of the rotunda were restored in 1982.

However, neither the ornate ceilings of the ground floor exhibition rooms nor the pairs of columns under the girders were reconstructed. The former connection to the Neues Museum has also not been rebuilt; instead, an underground passageway connecting all of the museums of Museum Island is planned as part of the Museumsinsel 2015 renovations.

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Location:Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany

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