Altes Museum Berlin

The Altes Museum is one of the most important works in the architecture of Classicism. With a lucidly ordered exterior and an interior structure of great precision after the Ancient Greek style, Schinkel pursued Humboldt’s idea of the museum as an educational institution open to the public. The Greek and Roman art is thematically arranged and includes stone sculptures, clay and bronze figures, friezes, vases, gold and silverware. Three information displays provide details on additional topics such as Greek myths, ancient city culture and the archaeological sites investigated by the Berlin museums. Roman art is represented by relatively few pieces such as portraits of Caesar and Cleopatra, sarcophagi, mosaics, frescos and Roman-Egyptian mummy portraits offering a taste of the final presentation.

Museum: Altes Museum Berlin
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Address: Am Lustgarten
Website: http://www.smb.museum