- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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? more... [ Comment ]
- 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...
- 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. more...
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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...
- September 14, 2010
A spectacularly eerie exhibition of pickled animals opened to the public at Berlin's Natural History Museum on Tuesday. The collection contains fish, mammals, spiders and reptiles preserved in alcohol, some of them over 200 years old. more...
- August 04, 2010
Those Germans who were expelled from Eastern Europe following World War II have long sought recognition of their plight. With a museum in sight, however, some associated with the project have been accused of historical revisionism. Germany, says one deputy board member, wasn't solely responsible for starting the war. more...