Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany


Related person
Eric Haddenham (was created by)
Date
July 10 2017 at 20:00
Description
The Pergamon Museum was built between 1910 to 1930. It was consructed under the supervision of architect Ludwig Hoffmann working from Alfred Messel designs (who passed away in 1909). The museum replaced a smaller building that housed excavations, such as the Pergamon Altar, from 1901-1909. It's foundations were failing and had to be demolished. The construction of the Pergamon was delayed due to World War I. Today, the museum houses the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of the Ancient Near East, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, and the Ishtar Gate (including the Processional Way of Babylon and the Mshatta Facade). It began restoration in 2008 as part of the Museum Island master plan and is expected to be completed in 2015.
Style/Period
1910s (1910 - 1919)
Material
stonework
Source
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (2011, October 11). From http://www.smb.museum/smb/standorte/index.php?lang=en&objID=27&p=2