A home for art
With the Museum Barberini, a new cultural attraction has come to Potsdam.
The exhibitions range from the old masters to contemporary art, with a focus on Impressionism. Based on works from the collection of Hasso Plattner, the museum’s founder and patron, the Museum Barberini presents three temporary exhibitions each year with major loans from international private collections and museums.
The exhibitions are planned at academic conferences with international curators and researchers. In addition, the rotating Art Stories presentations place prominent works in a new context and increase awareness of original artworks.
The Museum Barberini, located in the reconstructed Barberini Palace, can be found on Alte Markt, a square in the historic center of Potsdam close to the Stadtschloss (City Palace), which is home to Brandenburg’s parliament. The building’s courtyard opens onto the Alte Fahrt river, with access to the Havelterrassen and a view of the Freundschaftsinsel, the island on the opposite bank. Both the ambitious reconstruction project and the operation of the museum are funded by the Hasso Plattner Foundation.
Barberini Digital encompasses all the museum’s digital projects: from the Barberini Guide and virtual education in the museum to the Virtual Pinacotheca on the website. You can, for example, discover more about the original artworks in an exhibition. Or listen to interviews where researchers and curators discuss their specialist areas. The gallery gives you the option of viewing artworks digitally, allowing you to encounter art from anywhere. At the same time, it provides a foretaste of the virtual programs available at the museum.
LEARNING AND EDUCATION
Educational programs at the Museum Barberini focus on encountering original works of art together and engaging with works of art through entertaining experiences. Tours and workshops appeal to children, teens, and adults. Some of our programs are designed to be intergenerational, and some focus on a particular age group.