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Museum of Islamic Art

Local name: Museum für Islamische Kunst

Located inside: Museum Island

Museum of Islamic Art was founded in the first half Of the twentieth century and is part of the Pergamon Museum, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. The facility's collections include Muslim works of art from the area between Spain and India from the eighth to the nineteenth century. The most important exhibits of the museum include the facade of the Mszatta palace, the room from Aleppo and the dome from the Alhambra. The facility's pride is a collection of calligraphic art and miniature painting originating from the empire of the Great Mughal.

German archaeologists have been conducting intensive excavations for years in the Middle East, Egypt and Iran, where most of the museum's exhibits now come from. In the years 2008-2012, the facility's collection also included a private collection of the German Muslim art lover Edmund de Unger, which contained rugs, fabrics and illustrated manuscripts.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the institution also organizes temporary exhibitions dedicated to contemporary Islamic art.


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    Am Kupfergraben 510117 Berlin , Germany