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With the Museum Barberini, a new cultural attraction came to Potsdam. Exhibitions range from the Old Masters to contemporary art with a focus on impressionism. Based on works from the collection of Hasso Plattner, the museum’s founder and patron, the Museum Barberini presents three temporary exhibitions each year with major loans from international private collections and museums.

The exhibitions are prepared at academic conferences with international curators and researchers. In addition, Art Stories as rotating presentations place prominent works in a new context and increase awareness of original artworks.

Barberini Digital also ties into this. This virtual experience provides additional context and new aspects of the artworks and engages virtually with the original artwork.

The Museum Barberini in the reconstructed palace is located in the historic center of Potsdam on the square Alte Markt near the Stadtschloss (City Palace) where the Brandenburg Parliament meets. The building’s courtyard opens onto Alte Fahrt with access to the Havelterrassen and a view of the Freundschaftsinsel on the opposite bank. Both the ambitious reconstruction project and the operation of the museum are funded by the Hasso Plattner Foundation.

With the Museum Barberini, the city of Potsdam has gained in 2017 a new art venue, whose exhibitions range from the Old Masters to contemporary art, with an emphasis on impressionist painting. Centered around works from the collection of its founder and patron Hasso Plattner, who funded the reconstruction of the destroyed palace, the Barberini presents three temporary exhibitions per year, featuring loans from international museums and private collections. Academic conferences with international curators and researchers serve to prepare these exhibitions. At the same time, shorter gallery displays – the so-called “art histories” – put works from the collection into constantly shifting contexts. A diverse programme of events and educational activities as well as digital offers like the Barberini App and the 4K Smart Wall in the museum make art more accessible for everyone. The Hasso Plattner Collection includes more than 100 works. With 34 paintings by Claude Monet, its focus is on French Impressionism.

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Alter Markt Humboldtstraße 5–6 Potsdam 14467 Germany.


info@museum-barberini.com   https://www.museum-barberini.com/en/

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