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Pergamon Museum Temporary Exhibition Space

During Pergamon Museum’s renovation, parts of its collection will be exposed to public in a temporary exhibition, debuting in 2018.

Nov 15, 2016 | By Staff Writer

Pergamon Museum – Berlin’s biggest and most popular museum, with more than a million visitors every year – has been closed since 2014 and was meant to reopen five years later. The date has been pushed back to 2023, due to major renovation delays and the public might not have access to the full collection before 2025.

Archeology fans can be reassured though, as Berlin’s Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) announced the opening of a temporary exhibition space as early as 2018. A two-story building designed by Berlin-based Spreeformat Architekten is being constructed for the occasion, not far away from the museum itself. It will host various historical art pieces, including parts of the Pergamon Altar, world-famous highlight of the Pergamon Museum collection. This is significant because the Altar was one of the highlights confirmed to be off-limits until the reopening of the museum. The AFP confirms that Telephos Frieze will be on display, alongside a panorama by Yadegar Asisi depicting the ancient metropolis of Pergamon itself.

More details will be released in 2017. Check Pergamon’s Museum website to learn more about the collection and renovation.

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