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The Bode Museum
The Bode Museum

The Bode Museum belongs to the group of museums on Museum Island in Berlin and is a historically preserved building. The museum was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. Originally called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Kaiser Friedrich III, the museum was renamed in honor of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956. 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. ... 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. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Old Museum (June 2003) Museum Island (or, in German, Museumsinsel) in Berlin, Germany, is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river, in the center of the city. ... This article is about the capital city of Germany. ... It has been suggested that Cultural heritage be merged into this article or section. ... Friedrich III (October 18, 1831 – June 15, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruled 1888. ... A curator of a cultural heritage institution (e. ... Wilhelm von Bode, ca. ...

Closed for repairs since 1997, the museum is scheduled to reopen on October 18, 2006, at which point it will be the home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals. October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ on the walls of the upper southern gallery. ... A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... A Medal is a word used for various types of compact objects: a wearable medal awarded by an authority government for services redered, especially to a country (such as Armed force service); strictly speaking this only refers to a medal of coin-like appearance, but informally the word also refers...

The sculpture collection shows art of the Christian Orient (with an emphasis on Coptic Egypt), sculptures from Byzantium and Ravenna, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic, and the early Renaissance. Late German Gothic works are also represented by Tilman Riemenschneider, the south German Renaissance, and Prussian baroque art up to the 18th century. In the future selected works of the Gem√§ldegalerie will be integrated into the sculpture collection. This is reminiscent of William von Bode's concept of "style rooms", in which sculptures, paintings, and crafts are viewed together, as was usual in upper middle-class private collections. It has been suggested that Eastern Church be merged into this article or section. ... Jesus Christ in a Coptic icon. ... Byzantium was an ancient Greek city-state, founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 667 BC and named after their king Byzas. ... Ravenna is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The Western (Royal) Portal at Chartres Cathedral ( 1145). ... In the traditional view, the Renaissance is understood as an historical age that was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation. ... Tilman Riemenschneider (1460 – 1531) was a German sculptor who lived in Würzburg. ... Baroque art is the painting and sculpture associated with the Baroque cultural movement, a movement often identified with Absolutism and the Counter Reformation; the existence of important Baroque art and architecture in non-absolutist and Protestant states, however, undercuts this linking. ...

The M√ľnzkabinett ("coin cabinet"), currently housed at the neighboring Pergamon Museum, is one of the world's largest numismatic collections. Its range spans from the beginning of minting in the seventh century B.C. in Asia Minor up to the present day. With approximately 750,000 items the collection is a unique archive for historical research, while its medal collection makes it an important art exhibition at the same time. The Pergamon Museum The Pergamon Museum (in German, Pergamonmuseum) is one of the museums on the Museum Island in Berlin. ... Numismatics (ancient Greek: ) is the scientific study of money and its history in all its varied forms. ... A mint is a facility which manufactures coins for currency. ... Asia Minor lies east of the Bosporus, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. ...

External link

  • Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art
  • Numismatic Collection

This article incorporates text translated from the corresponding German Wikipedia article as of 7 May 2006



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