The Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (State Museum of Egyptian Art) in Munich
is the Bavarian State Collection for Ancient Egypt
art. It displays exhibits from all periods of Ancient Egypt's history. The associated small Middle East section displays objects from the areas of Assyrian and Babylonian culture. As of 2008 Egyptian museum is located in the Residenz, but it will be moved to the Kunstareal
A new, subterranean museum, opposite the Alte Pinakothek and reaching underneath the new structure for the University of Television and Film Munich was conceived by the architekt Peter Böhm. The project was inspired by an ancient Egyptian burial chamber. Its entrance area is marked with a portal wall reminiscent of the pylon gateways to Egyptian temples. It offers some 1800 m sq of exhibition space, with an additional 400 m sq for special exhibitions.
The museum displays Ancient Egyptian artifacts, such as statues, sculptures, cult articles, papyri, stone tablets with hieroglyphics, glasswares, jewellery, amulets but also mummies, textiles and household goods.
Among the most distinguished exhibits are the famous duplex statue portraiting the pharaoh Nyuserre Ini as young and as elder man, the statues of the pharaohs Amenemhat III, Ramses II, Thutmosis III and Akhenaten.Very precious is the treasure of jewellery of the Nubian Queen Amanishakheto. The museum owns also the Assyrian Orthostat reliefs from the palace of king Ashur-nasir-pal II and a lion from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon which were once displayed in the Glyptothek.
Children's Education :
Since 1984, the State Museum of Egyptian Art has offered a children's education program during the summer holidays. It combines a short guided tour with handicraft work that the children can take home.Since 2007 similar programs are also offered during the other school holidays. During the summer holidays and special project days (International Museum Day, Long Night of the Museums), children can complete a Treasure Hunt, answering questions about objects throughout the museum, and receive a prize for correct answers.
Opening hours and Entrance Fees :
- OPENING HOURS (main house)
Tuesdays 9 AM - 9 PM
Wednesdays-Fridays 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM - 5 PM
- ENTRANCE FEES (main house)
Adults € 5
Reduced (students, pensioners) € 4
Sundays € 1
Children 16 and under free