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Encyclopedia > Altes Museum
Berlin, Old Museum, June 2003
Berlin, Old Museum, June 2003

The Altes Museum or Old Museum (until 1845 Royal Museum) located on Berlin's Museum Island was built between 1825 and 1828 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian Royal family's art collection. Since restoration work in 1966, the museum has housed the antique collection of the Berlin Museum Group. Photo of Old Museum at Berlin (taken June 7, 2003 by djmutex), herewith licensed under GFDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Photo of Old Museum at Berlin (taken June 7, 2003 by djmutex), herewith licensed under GFDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Old Museum in Berlin Karl Friedrich Schinkel (March 13, 1781 - October 9, 1841) was a German architect and painter. ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ...

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The Building

Berlin, Old Museum, 1830
Berlin, Old Museum, 1830

The building uses the Greek Stoa in Athens as a model. The museum uses the Ionic Order to articulate the front, which is the only part of the exterior with any visual sign of the Orders; the other three remaining facades are of brick and stone banding. The body of the building is raised on a plinth, giving the building a greater stature as well as preventing the risk of damage to the artwork from damp or flooding, for which the island was renowned.[1] The Spree river from which the island protrudes was actually reconfigured by the architect, in order to allow enough ground space for the museum to be built. Necessary roadway changes, bridge expansions, and canals were introduced around the same time as the Altes Museum construction. The original dome was an exact hemisphere, modelled on the Roman Pantheon. It was made invisible to the exterior observer because of the museum's proximity to the Berlin Cathedral; the museum was not meant to compete with the cathedral's dome. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 443 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 664 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author/Painter: Friedrich Alexander Thiele Date: 1830 License: public domain Autor/Maler: Friedrich Alexander Thiele Datum: 1830 Lizenz: public domain File links The... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 443 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 664 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author/Painter: Friedrich Alexander Thiele Date: 1830 License: public domain Autor/Maler: Friedrich Alexander Thiele Datum: 1830 Lizenz: public domain File links The... The Painted Porch (Stoa poikile), during the 3rd century BC, was where Zeno of Citium taught Stoicism. ... Nickname: Το κλεινόν άστυ Location of the city of Athens (red dot) within the Prefecture of Athens and Periphery of Attica Coordinates: Country Greece Peripheries Attica Prefecture Athens Founded circa 2000 BC Government  - Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis Area [1][2]  - City 38. ... Architects first real look at the Greek Ionic order: Julien David LeRoy, Les ruines plus beaux des monuments de la Grèce Paris, 1758 (Plate XX) The Ionic order forms one of the three orders or organizational systems of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and... The Spree (Slavic Å preva or Å preja, older form Sprevja, Sorbish Sprowja) is a river in Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin, Germany. ... Roman mythology can be considered as two parts. ... Berliner Dom Berliner Dom by night The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany was built between 1895 and 1905 facing the Lustgarten and the Berlin City Palace). ...


History

In 1830 it opened to the public but was quite badly damaged during the Second World War. After restorations in 1966 during which the dome was rebuilt to form a half ellipse, it re-opened as a museum displaying ancient Greek and Roman artifacts. It is the oldest and largest public building in Berlin and sits in the Lustgarten near the Berliner Stadtschloss (Berlin City Palace), adjacent to the Berliner Dom, which was also partly designed by Schinkel. Combined with the new facades of the Berliner Dom and the Berliner Stadtschloss Berlin City Palace, the Altes Museum became one of the heads of authority: God, King and Art, Schinkel's "Athena am Spree". Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lustgarten, Germany is situated on the banks of the River Spree and crowned by two of Berlins most impressive buildings - the Altes Museum and Berliner Dom - the Lustgarten is one of the most atmospheric spots in the city. ... The Berlin City Palace (German: Berliner Stadtschloss) was a palace in central Berlin, on Schlossplatz, next to Alexanderplatz. ... Berliner Dom Berliner Dom by night The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany was built between 1895 and 1905. ...


The Altes Museum currently features a large neon sign stating ALL ART HAS BEEN CONTEMPORARY.[citation needed]


See also

The Old Museum in Berlin Karl Friedrich Schinkel (March 13, 1781 - October 9, 1841) was a German architect and painter. ... See also: 1829 in architecture, other events of 1830, 1831 in architecture and the architecture timeline. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://germany.archiseek.com/brandenburg/berlin/altes_museum.html

External links

Museum Island in Berlin
Pergamon Museum | Altes Museum | Bode Museum | Alte Nationalgalerie | Neues Museum | Berliner Dom | Lustgarten | James Simon Gallery

Coordinates: 52°31′10″N, 13°23′54″E Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 217 KB) Beschreibung en: Description: The Bodemuseum in Berlin Author: Christian Thiele (APPER) Date: March 20, 2005 Licence: GFDL or CC-by-sa/2. ... Map of Museum Island (in red) Museum Island (or, in German, Museumsinsel) in Berlin, Germany, is the name of the northern half of the Spreeinsel, an island in the Spree river, in the center of the city. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Pergamon Museum The Pergamon Museum (in German, Pergamonmuseum) is one of the museums on the Museum Island in Berlin. ... The Bode Museum The Bode Museum belongs to the group of museums on Museum Island in Berlin and is a historically preserved building. ... Alte Nationalgalerie The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) on Museum Island in Berlin is a gallery showing many important 19th century works from the collection of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Berliner Dom Berliner Dom by night The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany was built between 1895 and 1905. ... Lustgarten, Germany is situated on the banks of the River Spree and crowned by two of Berlins most impressive buildings - the Altes Museum and Berliner Dom - the Lustgarten is one of the most atmospheric spots in the city. ... James Simon (1851-1932) The James Simon Gallery will be a new, centrally located vistor centre between the Neues Museum and the Kupfergraben on the Museum Island in Berlin. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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ARCHITECTURE INK - www.architectureink.com - "Schinkel's Altes Museum, Monumentality, and the Memorial" - C.Voogt (3447 words)
As museums were still largely in political and religious hands at this time, thinkers and citizens alike had access to art primarily through such books, but the information was available nonetheless and thus acted as a catalyst to the development of new ideas about the role of art in society.
The museum’s relationship with the state only went so far as the façade, significantly, in that it bore an inscription acknowledging the king’s leading cultural role, yet “the museum was in no sense an extension of the court nor merely an expression of royal power.
Schinkel’s museum attempts to suggest how art is connected to the world socially, culturally, and morally, and seeks to resolve the apparent dichotomy between the museum’s autonomy within the context of the “three pillars of Prussian society,” as symbolized by the palace, arsenal, and cathedral.
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