About the Museum


The Great Dome of the Bode Museum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Achim Kleuker

The Great Dome of the Bode Museum

Exterior view, Bode Museum
Photo: Bernd Weingart

Exterior view, Bode Museum

Interior view of the Bode Museum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior view of the Bode Museum

Interior view, Bode Museum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior view, Bode Museum

Interior View, Bode Museum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior View, Bode Museum

Interior View, Bode Museum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior View, Bode Museum

Situated at the northern tip of Berlin’s Museum Island, the Bode Museum is home to the Sculpture Collection and the Museum of Byzantine Art and the Münzkabinett, one of the largest coin collections in the world. When the building opened its doors as the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in 1904, its founders intended to show painting and sculpture side by side, a method of curating that was unheard of at the time. The sculpture collection includes examples from the early Middle Ages to the late 18th century, including Donatello’s ‘Pazzi Madonna’ and impressive works of German Gothic sculpture by Michel Erhart and Tilman Riemenschneider, while the Münzkabinett features rare coins and medals from the 7th century BCE to the present day.

Collection Highlights


Gold Medal with a Portrait of Alexander the Great
Gold Medal with a Portrait of Alexander the Great
Martin Zürn, 'St. Sebastian,' circa 1638-39
Martin Zürn, 'St. Sebastian,' circa 1638-39
Apsismosaik aus der Kirche San Michaele in Africisco zu Ravenna.
Apse mosaic from Ravenna
Donatello, 'Pazzi Madonna'

Donatello

Donatello, 'Pazzi Madonna'
Antonio Canova, 'Dancer,'

Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova, 'Dancer,'
Bode Museum: Collection Highlights
Gold Medal with a Portrait of Alexander the Great
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bode Museum, Gold Medal with a Portrait of Alexander the Great
Gold Medal with a Portrait of Alexander the Great
Martin Zürn, 'St. Sebastian,' circa 1638-39
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bode Museum, Martin Zürn, 'St. Sebastian,' circa 1638-39
Martin Zürn, 'St. Sebastian,' circa 1638-39
Apsismosaik aus der Kirche San Michaele in Africisco zu Ravenna.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bode Museum, bpk / Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, SMB / Jürgen Liepe
Apse mosaic from Ravenna, 545 AD
Donatello, 'Pazzi Madonna'
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bode Museum

Donatello

Donatello, 'Pazzi Madonna'
Antonio Canova, 'Dancer,'
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bode Museum, Antonio Canova, 'Dancer,'

Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova, 'Dancer,'
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