Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites

Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Staatliche Antikensammlungen

The Staatliche Antikensammlungen, which in English means “State Collections of Antiquities” is a museum with an extensive collection of antiquities from Greece, Etruria, and Rome. The museum is housed in a neo-classical building with Corinthian columns. It was established in 1848 and located across from the sculpture museum, called the Glyptothek. The museum building was severely damaged by bombing in World War II but was reconstructed and reopened to the public in the late 1960s.

The sculpture collection is located in the Glyptothek Museum, and Ancient Egypt also has its museum called Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst.

Highlights of the Staatliche Antikensammlungen

  • Roman cage cup
  • Dionysus cup by Exekias

Staatliche Antikensammlungen Collection

The State Collection of Antiquities includes:

  • Cycladic Art
  • Mycenaean Pottery
  • Pottery from the Geometric, the Archaic, the Classical and the Hellenistic periods in Greece
  • Terracotta and Bronze Statues
  • Jewelry and Gems
  • Antiquities Glass
  • Portraits

Staatliche Antikensammlungen

  • Name:            Staatliche Antikensammlungen
  • City:               Munich
  • Country:        Germany
  • Established:  1848
  • Type:             Art museum
  • Location:       Königsplatz 1, München, Germany

Explore Germany’s Museums

Berlin Museums

Munich Museums

Hamburg Museums

Frankfurt Museums

Dresden Museums

Nuremberg Museums

German Proverbs and Quotes


“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


Photo Credit: Photo: © Jorge Royan /

Popular this Week

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites - Virtual Tours
The Pergamon Altar - Virtual Tour
"Gas" by Edward Hopper
Portonaccio Sarcophagus
"The Princess from the Land of Porcelain" by James Abbott McNeill Whistler
"The House Maid" by William McGregor Paxton
Quotes about Museums, Art and History
"The Execution of Lady Jane Grey" by Paul Delaroche
"The Figurine" by William McGregor Paxton
"A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" by Édouard Manet