Museum of Islamic Art

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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The Museum of Islamic Art (Museum für Islamische Kunst) presents its diverse collection of Islamic art at the Pergamonmuseum on the Museum Island. It is after the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo the oldest and one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. It occupies an unrivalled position in Germany – no other institution contains such a systematic and comprehensive collection of masterpieces of art and applied arts and objects of material culture stemming from Islamic societies as well as the Christian and Jewish communities living among them.

The pièce de résistance in the collection is the ornately decorated yet no less monumental façade from the palace of Mshatta, which the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II presented to the museum as a gift. Together with this seminal work of architecture, the collection’s array of objects spanning all genres are testimony to the high aesthetic, artistic, artisanal, and technical skill of the masters who crafted them. They include centuries-old pages of the Koran, with their splendidly colourful decorations, prayer rugs, ivory carvings, and the dazzling turquoise faience mosaics of mihrabs (prayer niches). These objects boast a bewildering and intense sense of colour, form, and pattern. The collection’s holdings span all epochs of Islamic history from the 7th to 19th century, and also include Old South Arabian antiquities and ancient Iranian artefacts.

Museum of Islamic Art
Am Kupfergraben 5
10117 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
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Monday -Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday -Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Please note that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.

1. January
12:00 - 18:00
1. May
10:00 - 18:00
3. October
10:00 - 18:00
24. December
Closed
25. December
10:00 - 18:00
26. December
10:00 - 18:00
31. December
10:00 - 14:00
Admission price
12,00 €

Bereichskarte Museumsinsel: 18,00 €

Reduced price
6,00 €

Bereichskarte Museumsinsel: 9,00 €

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