Dream and Trauma: Reopening of the Carpet Halls at the Museum für Islamische Kunst

  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
Carpets of Islamic cultures are also integral to European cultural history. As a testimony to the ongoing exchange between Europe and the Middle East, they also form a focal point in the permanent exhibition of the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art). By refurbishing the exhibition halls, the colorful rugs now invite visitors to experience the origins and history of the collection with all their senses. The exhibition shows some of the oldest collection pieces, from the former property of museum founder Wilhelm von Bode, up to current acquisitions.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, für Islamische Kunst / Anna Beselin
Burnt fragments of a Persian animal rug from the first half of the 16th century.
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