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{Germany} A Day Out at the Kulturforum Berlin

February 16, 2015

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Last week I wrote about my visit to the newly re-opened Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, and mentioned that you can buy a combination ticket for the other museums at the Kulturforum. So, today I though I’d just give you a quick overview of what those museums are. The building adjacent to the Kunstgewerbemuseum houses the Gemäldegalerie (lit. ‘Picture Gallery’), the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), and the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library). The latter two don’t have any permanent exhibition, but regularly curate temporary exhibitions in the […]

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Museum Love on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

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Sending you all lots of museum love this Valentine’s Day with this beautiful painting of Caravaggio’s Amor, taken this morning at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.   Here are some other Valentine’s related posts: Apparently, “as far as first date ideas go, going to a museum is considered one of the best”. You can read more about it in How To Go On A Museum Date. As far a museum dates go, the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo is a popular hot spot, believe it or not […]

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Don’t forget to look up!

June 12, 2013

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Writing about the painted ceilings at Schloss Köpenick got me thinking about other museums I’ve been to where it’s worth while to remember looking up. Sometimes it’s because there’s an exciting exhibit you may otherwise miss, such as this painted ceiling from Rossend Castle at the National Museum of Scotland, Brachiosaurus head at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, or a whole swarm of floating heads at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. But quite often it’s the museum buildings themselves that will make […]

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{Germany} Golden Frames

October 22, 2012

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What’s this? Empty frames on the wall in Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie. Has there been a heist? You’d be forgiven for thinking that something was amiss here, but it’s actually an exhibition. A small one at that, but nonetheless interesting. Remember Mr Schinkel, whom I introduced you to last week? Well, all round genius that he was, he didn’t just design buildings, stage sets and furniture, he also had a stab at picture frames. One of the buildings he was commissioned with as an architect was the […]

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