The Museum Island in Berlin is considered ‘a unique ensemble of museum buildings which illustrates the evolution of modern museum design over more than a century’. It is ‘an outstanding example of the concept of the art museum, going back to the time of the enlightenment and the French Revolution’.
The Museum Island is part of the cultural heritage of the 19th century, the age of education and the sciences. Five museum buildings belong to the complex of the Museum Island, which was declared part of the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999: the Pergamon Museum, the Old Museum, the National Gallery, the Bode Museum (formerly Kaiser Friedrich Museum) and the New Museum.
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