Old Museum, Berlin Altes Museum
The Old Museum, situated on the Museumsinsel (Museum Island), is Berlin's oldest museum and the third oldest in Germany after the Fridericianum in Kassel (1779) and the Glyptothek in Munich (1816-30). Built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1824-30 as a "Royal Museum," it is in the style of a Greek temple, with a portico of eighteen Ionic columns.
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Address: Lustgarten, D-10178 Berlin, Germany
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Print Cabinet Collection
The Print Cabinet collection in Berlin's Old Museum embraces 130,000 sheets of graphic art - miniatures, drawings, engravings, woodcuts, etchings, etc. - ranging in date from the 15th C. to the present day. It is thus one of the largest collections of the kind in Europe. During the last war the collection was dispersed, and much of it is now in the Print Cabinet of the Dahlem Museums. The Print Cabinet in the Old Museum is open for study purposes only, by prior arrangement, whereas that part of the collection in the Dahlem Museum is open to the general public.
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