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Staatliche Antikensammlungen. State Collection of Antiquities

External View of the Building: erected by Georg Friedrich Ziebland between 1838 and 1848.

World in Images: we encounter images of a time long past on ceramics, bronzes, glass and gold.

Life in the Ancient World: artistic and day to day artefacts convey an impression of the way people lived in antiquity.

Black on Red: this is how Greek vase painters presented their images until the end of the 6th century.

Change of Perspective: from 530 BC the figures become red, the background in contrast black.

  • Kunstareal
  • Art
  • Culture

Contact

Königsplatz 1
80333 München

089/59988830
http://www.antike-am-koenigsplatz.mwn.de/de/staatliche-antiken-sammlungen-muenchen.html
info@antike-am-koenigsplatz.mwn.de

Gallery Hours

Di.-So. 10.00-17.00, Mi. 10.00-20.00
not accessible

The main level of the State Collections of Antiquities displays remarkable examples of Greek vase craft in five different halls. They come from periods between 1400 and 300 BC. Among them are internationally known pieces like the drinking bowl of the potter and painter Exekias depicting Dionysius on his sea voyage and the unique illustration of the poetess Sapho on a wine cooler. Another highlight of the collection is the gold jewelry from Etruscan and Greek workshops. The other styles of ancient art also include excellent specimens such as the clay statues from all time periods, bronze statues and instruments like the mirror from Hermione or the "Girl from Beröa". In addition, the glass art features one of the earliest see-through glass vessels and the pre-ancient diatreta glass from Cologne, one of the most beautiful examples of this special craft.
The State Collections of Antiquities present the art and daily life articles to bring the cultures of the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans to life. Periodic special exhibits highlight individual aspects of the collections or specific cultures. The basis for the collections is rooted in the items acquired by King Ludwig I.

The State Collections of Antiquities are located in the neo-classical museum building with Corinthian columns designed by Georg Friedrich Ziebland and built between 1838 and 1848. The structure accompanies the Glyptothek situated on the other side of Königsplatz (King’s Square) with Ionian columns.  Ludwig I originally intended the building to serve as "Art and Industry Exhibit Center" to show his subjects the benefits of modern technology.  After the destruction of 1944 the inner halls of the building were renovated. The national and royal collections were joined there in 1967. Since Renaissance times collecting ancient art, especially statues, reflected the royal fashion of presenting themselves to the central European public. On the other hand "smaller" ancient art like bronze figurines, jewelry or vases first became interesting collector’s items in the 18th century when archaeological excavations began in places like Pompeii and Herculaneum. Ludwig I combined his statues in the Glyptothek with Greek vases which he originally housed with the European paintings in the Pinakothek.
During the 20th century additional collections like that of the diplomat Hans von Schoen and the art sponsor James Loeb enriched the holdings of Collections of Antiquities. These remarkable artifacts expanded the spectrum of possibilities for the presentation of ancient culture and daily life.

Staatliche Antikensammlungen
The Etruscans - From Villanova to Rome
16.07.2015 - 08.01.2017

The Etruscans are being brought back to life in the State Collections of Antiquities on Munich's Königsplatz, where a major special exhibition presents outstanding examples of Etruscan art. There are various reasons for the fascination that we feel for the Etruscans, one of these being their unexplained provenance. And the language, which is largely not understood, of this historically not so distant community in the heart of Europe contributes to the mystery. Also the wealth of the Etruscans, as is known from their magnificent graves and from written sources, stands in remarkable contrast to their disappearance from European history. In the exhibition, the development of the Etruscan culture will not be presented as the rise and short culmination followed by the subsequent steady decline of a civilization, but instead as a process of continual change. Encouraged by the Greeks, the Etruscans readily absorbed influences from the entire Mediterranean region into their own culture. From the 3rd century BC onwards, they were part of the Hellenistic world. At the same time the Etruscan merged into the Roman culture, thereby leaving their mark, which can still be identified today. Many of the objects in the Collections of Antiquities have not been exhibited since World War II; some of them are being presented to the public for the first time. Assisted by a media guide, visitors can explore the world of the Etruscans and witness the dynamics of a bygone, but not forgotten, culture.

07.12.16 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Götter und Dämonen der Etrusker


Abendführung mit Astrid Fendt.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

14.12.16 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Medea, Lykurg und Rhadamanthys. Mythos in Unteritalien


Abendführung mit Jörg Gebauer.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

21.12.16 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Griechen und Etrusker – Nicht immer beste Freunde


Abendführung mit Florian Knauß.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

28.12.16 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Kampf um Troja I


Abendführung mit Christian Gliwitzky.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

04.01.17 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Letzte Führung Die Etrusker – Von Villanova bis Rom


Abendführung mit Christian Gliwitzky.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

11.01.17 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Platon – Utopie und Wirklichkeit


Abendführung mit Martin Schulz.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

18.01.17 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Aus Erde und Feuer. Antike Terrakottakunst


Abendführung mit Jörg Gebauer.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

25.01.17 18:00
Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Gefäße aus Ton und Bronze – Bunte Bilder oder kostbares Material?


Abendführung mit Susanne Pfisterer-Haas.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

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