Neues Museum Sculpture Reproductions
Between 1841 and 1856 the museum was built under the direction of Frederick William IV, King of Prussia. Ignaz Maria von Olfers, General Director of the Royal Museums, and Friedrich August Stuler, Privy Councilor for Construction, were assigned the task of creating the plans for construction. The building was damaged during World War II and several ruined parts of the building had to be torn down. In 1997 David Chipperfield was assigned the task of planning the reconstruction of the museum and in 2003 work began. The museum was reopened on October 16, 2009. The museum houses the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History and artifacts from the Collection of Classical Antiquities. Most notably it is home to the famous bust of Nefertiti.