Museum trip to Dresden - Damascus Room and Turkish Chamber

08 October 2022

Dear friends of the Museum for Islamic Art,

For a long time we have been able to see each other only rarely and in a small circle because of the Covid restrictions. Therefore, we would like to propose something special: we would like to make a day trip to Dresden, where the colleagues of the Dresden museums will offer us guided tours of two wonderful places.
In recent years, the Damascus Room in the Japanese Palais has been restored, which is in no way inferior to our Aleppo Room. It will be open to the public again in the fall of 2022. Another highlight of islamic influenced art is the Turkish Chamber in the Dresden Residenzschloss.

Program for Saturday, October 8, 2022
The guided tour of the Damascus Room will take place from 11:30 am - 1 pm. We will be guided by Ms. Margareta Bijvank from the Education and Mediation Department of the Dresden State Art Collections, who is also co-curator of the Damascus Room presentation. Afterwards, we can have lunch together at the Palais Café in the Japanese Palace and leave from there around 2:30 p.m. for the Residenzschloss, where at 3 p.m. the senior conservator, Holger Schuckelt, will guide us through the Turkish Chamber.

Costs incurred
The FMIK e.V. board will book the admission tickets/guided tours and reserve a table at the Palais Café.

  • Admission to the Japanese Palace is free
  • Lunch at the Palais Café (self-pay)
  • admission ticket Turkish Chamber: tba
  • pro rata costs for the guided tours: tba
  • Travel to and from the event is organized by the participants themselves

Since a maximum of 20 people can participate in the guided tours, registrations will be served on a first come, first served basis and are binding. Please register at by August 15, 2022. With the booking confirmation we will also be able to tell you the cost of the admission ticket/guided tour (approx. 20 €) and send you an invoice, with the request to make the payment by September 10, 2022.

With best regards Your Board,

Irene Fellmann    Peter Heine    Nadia Nagie    Katja Şıdım    Cornelia Weber    Stefan Weber




Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V.
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10117 Berlin
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