The Director’s Guide: Museum Barberini; Potsdam, Germany; John O’Ceallaigh, Telegraph

Germany – Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

Less than an hour from Berlin, Potsdam has long drawn tourists to its complex of UNESCO-recognised parks and palaces and is now also home to one of Germany’s most impressive new galleries. Opened in January, Museum Barberini is a reconstruction of the destroyed Barberini Palace and will show an ever-changing selection of German and international art. Here the museum’s director Dr. Ortrud Westheider gives her insider guide to the attraction.

How should first-time visitors structure their visit?
Until May 28 this year, the museum is showing two exhibitions with a total of over 170 works on display: Impressionism: The Art of Landscape, and Modern Art Classics: Liebermann, Munch, Nolde, Kandinsky. We invite our visitors to wander through the exhibition galleries and also explore the links between these two shows, both visually and in terms of subject matter.

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