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Tierpräparator Carl Akeley: Ein Leben für die Wildnis

Tierpräparator Carl Akeley: Ein Leben für die Wildnis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2016

Er erdrosselte einen Leoparden, bewunderte Berggorillas und brachte die Wildnis nach New York. Carl Akeley ist der Erfinder der Schaukästen, die noch heute die Besucher des American Museum of Natural History verzaubern. Von Christian Neeb mehr...

Max Hollein: Städel-Direktor wechselt nach San Francisco

Max Hollein: Städel-Direktor wechselt nach San Francisco

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2016

Max Hollein hat als Direktor des Städel-Museums Besucher immer wieder mit spektakulären Ausstellungen begeistert. Im Sommer hört der Kunsthistoriker in Frankfurt auf - und zieht nach Amerika. mehr...

Balky Bavarians: US Congress Demands Action on Nazi Looted Art

Balky Bavarians: US Congress Demands Action on Nazi Looted Art

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 26, 2015

Are artworks looted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors still hanging in Bavarian museums? Twenty-nine members of the US Congress think so, and have written a letter to the German state demanding that officials stop dragging their feet on restitution. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2015

As far as major cities go, few other places are in possession of so many treasures that are so poorly exhibited as Berlin. It's as though cultural institutions here go out of their way to keep people from visiting. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Freeze Frames: Melancholy Paintings Evoke Holocaust Trial

Freeze Frames: Melancholy Paintings Evoke Holocaust Trial

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2013

A powerful new permanent exhibition of paintings at Berlin's Jewish Museum evoke a lesser known Nazi trial of the 1970s, as interpreted from TV coverage of the proceedings. Only one of 16 accused guards at the Majdanek concentration camp was handed a tough sentence, drawing widespread public outrage. By Sophie Arts more... Comment ]

Culture Instead of Cannabis: Amsterdam's Art Mecca Ambitions

Culture Instead of Cannabis: Amsterdam's Art Mecca Ambitions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 04, 2013

Half a billion euros is being spent in Amsterdam to renovate its major art museums. Will the city of canals and Van Goghs shed its grittier side and become the Florence of the 21st century? By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

The God of Colors: Researchers Shed New Light on Artist Albrecht Dürer

The God of Colors: Researchers Shed New Light on Artist Albrecht Dürer

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 01, 2012

Almost 500 years after the death of Albrecht Dürer, new details about the mysterious life of the Renaissance painter are coming to light. To uncover the secrets of his brilliant works, researchers have used X-rays and infrared cameras, uncovering information even about the sex life of the art world's first international star. more...

Mecca Turns West: Roads of Arabia Run Through Berlin

Mecca Turns West: Roads of Arabia Run Through Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 27, 2012

It is a premiere for Germany. Never before have artifacts from Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba in Mecca, been on display in the country. A new exhibit in Berlin's famous Pergamon Museum traces history on the Arabian peninsula from the birth of civilization to the 20th century. By Aaron Wiener more...

Slave Girls and Pickled Heads: The Spectacular Life and Finds of Max von Oppenheim

Slave Girls and Pickled Heads: The Spectacular Life and Finds of Max von Oppenheim

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 28, 2011

A new exhibition in Berlin's Pergamon Museum displays 3,000-year-old finds from Syria that fell victim to bombing in World War II and were painstakingly reassembled over almost a decade. But just as interesting is the checkered life story of Max von Oppenheim, the aristocratic German archaeologist who discovered them. By Matthias Schulz more... Comment ]

Magical Menagerie: Fauna and Fantasy in New Berlin Art Installation

Magical Menagerie: Fauna and Fantasy in New Berlin Art Installation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2010

Reindeer, canaries and mice. Oh my! Belgian artist Carsten Höller has turned a contemporary art museum in Berlin into a zoo -- all in the name of artistic contemplation. He is hoping to discover the recipe of the mystic, hallucinogenic drink soma, and to entertain visitors in the process. more...