The Annual Denys Haynes Memorial Lecture
Four museums, one collection: the new displays of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art on Berlin's Museum Island

Friday 2 February 2018,
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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A lecture by Professor Andreas Scholl, Director of the Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Berlin is home to one of the most important collections of classical antiquities in the world and houses an unrivalled collection of ancient architecture. Every year, nearly two million visitors come to the Pergamonmuseum to marvel at the great Hellenistic altar and traverse the rotunda of the Altes Museum to glimpse the famous Greek bronze statue of the Praying boy. Professor Scholl will introduce the collection of Greek, Cypriot, Etruscan and Roman antiquities as it now appears in the Altes Museum, Neues Museum, and Pergamonmuseum.

Numerous artworks not exhibited for decades have been restored and feature in new displays highlighting their interconnection. With the completion of the renovated Pergamonmuseum scheduled for opening in the late 2020s a temporary fourth building will be opened in April 2018 presenting most of the Hellenistic sculptures from Pergamon and a spectacular panorama of the city as it might have looked in the 2nd century AD.

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Computer rendering of the new Museum Island, Berlin. © SPK/ART+COM 2015.