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A Perfectly Normal Museum?


Lots of explanations, lots of open questions. What is the Jewish Museum Berlin?
The main entrance of the Museum

The main entrance of the Jewish Museum Berlin
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

It is "like other museums, with white walls where pictures can be hung and objects exhibited." (Daniel Libeskind, 2000)

The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the most spectacular museum buildings in Germany. Since the beginning it has been a magnet for the public, attracting 350,000 people even as an empty shell before it opened in fall 2001. The architecture was undoubtedly the cause for this initial popularity.

Windows of the Libeskind Building

Windows of the Libeskind Building
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

Links

Daniel Libeskind's internet address is:
www.daniel-libeskind.com

Numerous views and opinions have been expressed on the Jewish Museum Berlin. Whether visitors see Libeskind's new building as a "spectacular" or a "normal" museum, a deconstructivist masterpiece, a groundbreaking creation, intellectuality in the form of a house, or even an exhibit in its own right, the architect placed great emphasis on people's perceptions of the building and these are formed anew day after day.

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