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Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour to Neues Museum with an Art Historian Guide

Price USD$90.00


Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour to Neues Museum with an Art Historian Guide
Embark on a 3-hour private tour of the Neues Museum’s world class collection of ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean art in the company of a historian. Examine the cutting edge curatorial strategies, the brilliant contemporary renovation of the institution, and the legendary works of art in the collection, including the bust of Queen Nefertiti.

Located a stone’s throw from the Old National Gallery, the brilliantly restored Neues Museum (New Museum) has opened its doors to the public again. This 3-hour walking tour begins by examining the present museum itself. From its initial and revolutionary 19th century conception, created by architect Friedrich August Stüler, to its elaborate decorative program by Wilhelm Kaulbach, to the current “masterplan” of its restorer, Chipperfield.

During your walk you will evaluate the recent renovations as well as the contemporary curatorial strategies used for displaying ancient art.. The museum’s collection has an extraordinary depth, displaying the development of Old World cultures from primeval times . Of course the ancient Egyptian art crowns the assemblage and is considered important to the status of collection for the past two centuries. Take in the gems, the first the ultimate highlight of the museum and the legendary 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, whose original color is preserved without restoration since the Amarna period.

Further famous examples of the delicacy of Egyptian portrait sculpture of the late period include the so-called Berlin “Green Head” named after its greenish stone. There are plenty of other treasures in the museum that are worth seeking out, such the skull of the Neanderthal from Le Moustier, and Heinrich Schliemann’s famous treasure of ancient Troy including works of ceramics, gold and weaponery. End the tour here with a new outlook on the incredible art and history the Neues Museum has to offer.

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Embark on a 3-hour private tour of the Neues Museum’s world class collection of ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean art in the company of a historian. Examine the cutting edge curatorial strategies, the brilliant contemporary renovation of the institution, and the legendary works of art in the collection, including the bust of Queen Nefertiti.