Bavarian National Museum is one of the Europe’s major art and cultural history museums located in Munich.Here you can admire various arte facts from southern Germany with the main focus on Bavaria. Bavarian National Museum is also one of the most original and significant museum buildings of its time .
History of Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum)
The museum was founded by King Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. It houses a large collection of European artifacts from the late antiquity until early 20th century. From the beginning the collection has been divided into two main groups: the art historical collection and the folklore collection.
A new building behind the museum houses the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection (Archäologische Staatssammlung) from the first settlement in the Paleolithic Ages through the Celtic civilization and the Roman period right up to the early Middle Ages.
The art and historical Collection
The art historical collection displays artworks in a tour through more than forty rooms .Here are displays of late antiquity and Romanesque art. Also you can find rooms for Gothic , Renaissance , Baroque and Rococo styles , even exhibits of Classicism and Art Neveau.
The special collections on the upper floor cover e.g. porcelain from Meißen, Nymphenburg and a lot of small manufactures , Baroque oil sketches of the Reuschel collection, ivory, stained glass and gold- and silversmith’s work, textiles, clocks and watches and instruments used for science. The basement presents folk art as well as one of the largest crib collection. Cribs from Bavaria, Austria, Italy and France from the 17th to the 19th c. can be admired there
Bavarian National Museum has an incredible display of arte facts that can’t be miss if you are not an art lover . The museum exhibits especially ivory reliefs, goldsmith works, textiles, glass painting, tapestries and shrines. The museum is also famous for its collections of courtly culture, musical instruments, furnitures, oil paintings, sketches, clocks, stoneware, majolica, miniatures, porcelain and faience. It has probably the world’s best collection of the Nymphenburg porcelain figures of Franz Anton Bustelli (1723-63).
The western side wing of the museum houses The Bollert Collection with late medieval sculptures.