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Bode Museum

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Bode Museum

The Bode Museum is one of the museums on the Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. It was completed in 1904 and was initially called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Emperor Frederick III, and the museum was renamed in honour of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956. Today the museum is the home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals.

The presentation of the collections is both geographic and chronological, with the Byzantine and Gothic art of northern and southern Europe displayed separately on the museum’s first floor and a similar regional division of Renaissance and Baroque art on its second floor. The sculpture collection shows the art of the Christian Orient, sculptures from Byzantium and Ravenna, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic, and the early Renaissance. Also German Gothic, Renaissance and Prussian Baroque art up to the 18th century.

The Museums coin collection is one of the world’s largest numismatic collections. Its range spans from the beginning of coin minting in the 7th century BC in Asia Minor up to the present day.

Highlights of the Bode Museum

  • Byzantine collection

Bode Museum

  • Museum:      Bode Museum
  • Previously:    Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum
  • City:              Berlin
  • Country:       Germany
  • Completed: 1904
  • Type:            History Museums
  • Location:      Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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