Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich (Museum Ägyptischer Kunst)

The State Museum of Egyptian Art or simply the Egyptian Museum (Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst) is an archaeological museum in Munich containing a Bavarian state collection that concentrates on the art of ancient Egypt.

The Museum was founded in 1970. The collection of the Museum come from private collections of the Bavarian Dukes and date back to the 16th century, when Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria became interested in art and began to collect the first Egyptian exhibits. Then the collection was supplemented, including by the elector Charles Theodore, and king Ludwig I.

The concept of the Egyptian Museum like the art Museum was founded on the philosophy of Ludwig I the acquisitions, which gathered significant items (statues, gold jewelry, etc.).

Also a collection of contributed private donations and the Academy of Sciences, brought together, including sarcophagi, stelae and mummies.

Throughout history the Museum was situated in the Munich residence and the Glyptothek.

Since 2013, the Museum of Egyptian art is located in the underground premises of the University of television and film Munich. The project was designed by Peter Böhm. The architecture resembles the temples and the Royal tombs of Egypt.

A 17-meter gantry wall marks the entrance to the Egyptian Museum and recalls philonovich gate in the Egyptian temples.

Sculpture near the outer walls of the building

State Museum of Egyptian art in Munich, although not is one of the largest in its field, but it has one of the most quality collections in size. Many of the exhibits are works of art of world level.

The Museum has about 1,800 m2 of exhibition space. An underground exhibition space to the Museum will receive daylight through the Windows which are going in-depth of the atrium.

The concept of the permanent exhibition more is not based on the chronological aspects of collection and on themes, for example, "Pharaoh", "Religion", "the realm of the dead", "Beyond belief", "Egypt in Rome", "After the pharaohs".

The Museum displays ancient Egyptian artifacts such as statues, sculptures, cult objects, papyri, stone tablets with hieroglyphics, glasswares, jewellery, amulets and sarcophagi, mummies, textiles and household utensils.

A small middle Eastern section of the Museum displays objects from the areas of Assyrian and Babylonian cultures.

In addition to the permanent, the Museum also has temporary (changing) exhibitions, lectures, seminars and excursions.

Practical information

The Museum of Egyptian art is part of the Range of arts Munich - Museum quarter of Munich and the cultural center known outside of the city (in Bavaria and in Europe).

The Munich Egyptian Museum is located in the city centre of Munich, opposite the Old Pinakothek (Alte Pinakothek), to the address: street Gabelsbergerstrasse, 35 (Gabelsbergerstraße).

Museum hours, admission fees and conditions it is recommended to check before visiting on the official website.

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