Berlin Museums Update

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By - February 28, 2015

Berlin’s collection of about 180 museums keeps growing, with new openings and renovations.

In 2013, the Tchoban Foundation opened in the former Pfefferberg Brewery Complex to house the Tchoban’s Foundation’s collection, as well as temporary exhibits from international institutions.

Celebrating witchcraft and wizardry, the Berlin Magic Museum opened in 2014. In the cellar of a historic former blacksmith building, it houses some 450 exhibits across 6,500 square feet.

Coming soon to Berlin: Kunsthaus Dahlem, summer 2015, for Postwar German Modernism work from East and West Germany from 1945 to 1961; and the Berlin Spy Museum, focused on agents, double agents, betrayals, heroes and their stories.

Berlin’s popular Pergamon, housing three of the National Museums’ major collections, will remain closed until 2019 due to extensive renovations. The Ishtar Gate remains open.

The Museum of Decorative Arts re-opened in November following three years of renovations, while the Berlinische Gallery will reopen May 28, 2015.