The Lost Museum

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The book The Lost Museum highlights the loss of the Berlin paintings and sculptures in a battle of the Second World War. In the days before the end of the war, two fires in the anti-aircraft bunker Friedrichshain destroyed numerous works of art that were there to be protected and outsourced, including masterpieces of the collections among others by Caravaggio and Rubens. Using photos with explanatory texts, the lost masterpieces of the Berlin sculpture and painting collections re-enter in the public consciousness.


Julien Chapuis is an art historian. Stephan Kemperdick is Head of the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst Berlin (Bode-Museum).