Embark on a 3-hour private tour of the Neues’s Museum’s world class collection of ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean art in the company of a historian. Examine the cutting edge curatorial strategies, the brilliant contemporary renovation of the institution and the legendary works of art in the collection, including the bust of Queen Nefertiti.
This 3-hours private walk begins by exploring the present museum itself, from its initial and revolutionary 19th century conception created by architect Friedrich August Stüler (student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel) to its elaborate decorative program by Wilhelm Kaulbach, to the current “master plan” of its restorer, Chipperfield.
During our walk we continue evaluating the recent renovation and the very contemporary curatorial strategies used for displaying ancient art. The museum’s collection is has an extraordinary depth displaying the development of Old World cultures from prehistory and early history.
Further famous examples of the delicacy of Egyptian portrait sculpture of the late period include the so-called Berlin “Green Head” named after its greenish stone. There are plenty of other treasures in the museum that are worth our seeking out, such the skull of the Neanderthal from Le Moustier, and Heinrich Schliemann’s famous treasure of ancient Troy including works of ceramics, gold and weaponry.