• 19th Century

    Romantic Nationalism, the failed March Revolution and the founding of the German Reich represent important stages in German's national history.

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    20th Century

    Masterpieces of painting, expressive sculptures and three-dimensional objects, photographs and well-known classics of design of the past 100 years

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    Everyday Culture up to 1700

    Objects that shed light on life in the higher social strata in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

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    Museum of Applied Arts

    Decorative and applied Exhibits from the european Great Exhibitions, from the Far East, the Middle East and America

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    The Founding of the Germanischen Nationalmuseum

    The Aufseß museum concept in words and pictures

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    Clothing from 1700

    Around 300 original pieces of clothing spanning three centuries, illustrating fashion trends and their manifold social connections.

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    Decorative Arts of the Baroque

    German faience art, porcelain, works in silver and glass objects from the 17th and 18th centuries

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    Medicine and Trades

    The permanent exhibition focuses on two different areas: apothecaries and medical instruments - and the history of trades.

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    Middle Ages

    In the chronologically arranged presentation, the visitor will frequently encounter the key motifs of medieval pictorial art.

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    Musical Instruments

    Around 500 objects provide a chronological overview of the musical instruments of European art music from the 16th through to the 20th century.

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    Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment

    Paintings and sculptures, stained-glass windows, textiles and jewelry, furniture, decorative arts and musical instruments

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    Late Middle Ages

    Pictorial art works, panel paintings and sculptures, of the 14th and 15th century from the German-speaking regions

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    Toys

    The exhibition contains objects from 1550 to the 20th century, demonstrating how children's play environments have changed.

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    Folk Art

    The permanent exhibition features themes from the broad area of folk culture from the 17th to the 19th century.

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    Prehistory and Protohistory

    the development of tools, ornaments, vessels and weapons in Europe from the Stone Age up until the Carolingian era

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    Weaponry, Hunting, Garden Culture

    The exhibition of historical weaponry comprises objects from the High Middle Ages to the 18th century.

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    Scientific Instruments

    devices to measure time and space, clocks, astronomical instruments, optical devices and a small selection from the GNM's notable collection of globes

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