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05 February 2010

1857 – Trinity College Museum, Dublin

Architect: Deane & Woodward The winning design of a competition to design a museum and lecture hall complex for Trinity in 1852, this is one of the first statements in architecture of pre-Raphaelite...

30 January 2010

1991 – Museum Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Architect: Hans Hollein The result of an open architectural competition held in 1983, work did not commence under 1987 with the museum finally opening on 6th June 1991. The architect chosen was Hans...

30 January 2010

1881 – Historical Museum, Frankfurt

The historical museum of the city Frankfurt/Main was created 1878. Its order was it to acquire “suitable articles from the entire area of the culture and Kunstaltertuemer with special consideration of the city...

29 January 2010

1999 – Jewish Museum, Berlin

Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) covers two millennia of German Jewish history. It consists of two buildings, one the old Kollegienhaus, a former courthouse, built in the...

29 January 2010

2003 – Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

Architect: I.M. Pei Prior to reunification, Chancellor, Helmut Kohl decided to present Berlin with a new history museum. It was to be built on the bend of the River Spree opposite the Reichstag...

28 January 2010

1828 – Altes Museum, Berlin

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel A monumental collonade of Ionic columns creates the facade of this prominent museum that was built opposite the king’s palace. This created a fine public garden with the palace,...

19 January 2010

2001 – Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Günther Domenig In summer 1998, Nuremberg city issued an architectural competition for the design of a Documentation Centre on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. No easy task for the architects –...

19 January 2010

1999 – State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Volker Staab Fine modern building which is tucked away off one of the main streets of the city. By having a restrained stone facade where the streetscape demands it, the Museum’s reflective,...

15 January 2010

1883 – Art Gallery, Museum & School of Art, Aberdeen

Architect: Matthews & Mackenzie Aberdeen’s handsome granite Art Gallery, designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie of Matthews & Mackenzie, was opened in 1885. The displays combined industrial exhibitions with exhibitions of art, greatly enhanced...