New centrally located visitor centre opens on the "Museum Island" in Berlin - 07-13


BERLIN.- James-Simon-Galerie will open its doors with a big opening celebration. Covering 10,900 m², the central entrance building and reception area, based on plans by David Chipperfeld Architects, will provide visitors with useful information and services, and improve the overall experience of the Museumsinsel Berlin. Along with a space for special exhibitions and an auditorium, a large area for ticket sales and cloakrooms, as well as a shop, a café and a restaurant, the James-Simon-Galerie will provide direct access to the Pergamonmuseum and to the Neues Museum via the Archaeological Promenade. It is named after the great patron of arts James Simon (1851–1932).