theaters, museums and concert halls first have to remain closed due to the Corona virus. So
that the ceiling does not fall on our heads, many cultural organizers offer free digitaloffers that
we warmly recommend! Today we go despite the beautiful weather in the museum. First, we’ll
visit the State Museums of Berlin Prussian Cultural Heritage! Sequel follows…!
Online offers from the State Museums of Berlin at a glance
The State Museums in Berlin with their institutions that have grown over generations a universal
museum for the preservation, research and communication of art and cultural treasures throughout
human history. Their collections span areas of European and non-European art, archeology and
ethnology of almost all nations, cultures and times.
After the State Museums of Berlin on March 14, 2020 all houses for the time being until further
notice public traffic had to close, they are now increasingly offering online offers. To this the
15 collections can also be accessed during the shutdown – and many of the museums can be explored
in virtual tours. In addition, in the online database SMB-digital, on the website www.smb.museum
and on Museum and the City, the blog of the State Museums Berlin to discover a variety of objects
and stories. We have a small selection for you compiled below.
The Bode Museum online: virtual tour and more
Thanks to a virtual tour, those interested can also explore the Bode Museum online. 62 interlinked
360 ° panoramic images capture almost the entire ground floor and most of the upper floor. The tour
offers information about everyone 850 recorded sculptures and paintings and over 300 further links
to SMB-digital, the online database of the State Museums in Berlin.
LINK to the virtual tour: bode360.smb.museum
The State Museums of Berlin at Google Arts & Culture
The State Museums have been presenting themselves on Google Arts & Culture since 2011.
The cooperation has been gradually expanded in recent years, so that a total of 10 houses, around
5,000 objects, 40 exhibitions, 37 short stories, 5 virtual reality tours, 6 expeditions, 8 gigapixels
and street views of all houses with permanent exhibitions on the online platform are represented.
The State Museums see their expanded presence at Google Arts & Culture as a contribution to
worldwide communication about the wealth of art and culture and as an invitation to be amazed
by the fascinating artifacts and objects.
Overview of what the State Museums of Berlin have to offer on Google Arts & Culture:
Small selection: Click on the photos to go directly to the digital one Presentation of
the respective museum on Google Arts & Culture.
The Pergamon Museum has been part of the Museum Island master plan since 2013 refurbished
in sections. The hall with the famous Pergamon Altar, the centerpiece of the house, has therefore
been closed since autumn 2014. Fortunately have the collection of antiquities of the State Museums
in Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Graphic data processing in September 2014 a complex
3D scan of the more made as a 2,000 year old masterpiece of Hellenistic art. From this scan emerged
a complete and detailed 3D model of the altar that is freely accessible online.
LINK to the 3D model: 3d.smb.museum/pergamonaltar/
YouTube channel of the State Museums
You can also watch the wide variety of state museums from home using the YouTube channel of the State
Museum. Go on a discovery tour to the big highlights and experience surprising and exciting insights into
the objects and collections.
Link to the YouTube channel of the State Museums: youtube.com/user/smbchannel/about