• Old National Gallery, Berlin Germany

    Image ID
    FOT906514
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    13.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5357 x 3520 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    454 x 298 mm
    17.9 x 11.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Old National Gallery Berlin Germany Alte Nationalgalerie kunst museum classical front 1876 Stuler temple staircase stairs renovated rebuilt stock image stock photo
    Description
    The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) can be traced back to a sketch by Wilhelm IV. from the year 1841, and the design by Friedrich August Stüler who envisaged a temple-like building raised on a plinth, with a monumental exterior staircase and magnificent stairway inside. In 1866, building work began, and when Stüler died the same year Johann Heinrich Strack took over the site management. The National Gallery was opened on 21st March 1876. During the Second World War the building was severely damaged. Only in 1948 did the reconstruction of the ruined museum which up to this point had been exposed to the weather due to the lack of a roof begin. For the time being, only makeshift repairs of severe damage to the building substance were possible. In 1950, the second exhibition storey was re-opened to the public. In 1992, the contract for the general restoration of the Old National Gallery was signed, with the aim of creating a larger exhibition area for the now unified collection holdings of East and West Berlin, in addition to rectifying all damage. Reconstruction of the exterior began in 1995 and in 1998 the general restoration started. On 2nd December 2001 the Old National Gallery was re-opened.
    Uploader
    Alan Reed
    Contributor
    Alan Reed
    Date Taken
    2010-10-29
    Uploaded on
    2011-10-17
    Collection
    Berlin, Germany
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Public
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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