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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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Dear Mendelsohn – a life’s legacy in letters

March 25, 2014

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If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that last Friday I attended the launch of the “Erich Mendelsohn Archive” in Berlin. I was actually there as part of my day job for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, but I am so enthused by this fantastic archive, I wanted to tell you a bit more about it.   First of all, who was Erich Mendelsohn? I have to admit, before we moved to Berlin I was only marginally aware of him. Mendelsohn (1887 – […]

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