Statement on the Demonstrations on the Museumsinsel Berlin

Blog entry from 06/24/2020

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Banner at the Altes Museum
Banner at the Altes Museum
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Fabian Fröhlich

The open spaces surrounding the buildings on the Museumsinsel Berlin are part of the public landscape of the city, and freely accessible right around the clock. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, the areas directly in front of the museums have been used for political events that go against the values of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

In such cases, the fundamental democratic rights of freedom of opinion and assembly have been given priority over the museums’ rights as...

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