Lionhead, BC-6.149, Bronze, Ghazni (Afghanistan), 13th C.

Opened in 2015, the Berlin branch of the BUMILLER COLLECTION is located in the district of Kreuzberg, known as an area of the city characterized by its predominantly Muslim population. This fact was key in the conception of embedding our collection of early Islamic art in as authentic a surrounding as possible. The STUDIO is housed in a converted factory building dating back to 1887, where the artifacts are presented in a permanent exhibition. Thematically, the exhibition draws on the “5 Pillars of Islam”, aiming to mediate an interesting, wide-ranging, yet nuanced overview of the history of early Islamic art and craftsmanship to the visitor.

Temporary exhibitions complement the program in our pursuit of diversity and depth. Information concerning these shows can be found under NEWS or CURRENT EXHIBITIONS. The ongoing series of exhibitions “Contemporary Interventions in THE BUMILLER COLLECTION” should be highlighted here, with different contemporary artists showing their works in dialogue with specially selected pieces from the collection. The permanent exhibition featuring the “Highlights of the BUMILLER COLLECTION” is shown at the studio in interplay with the temporary exhibitions – never concurrently. Please note the differing opening hours;

Permanent exhibition: Every 1st Saturday of the month, from 2-6 pm or by prior appointment.

Temporary exhibitions: Thu.-Sat. 2-6pm or by prior appointment.

In addition, the BUMILLER COLLECTION also supports scientific work, research and intercultural exchange concerning Islamic art and culture at both an international and university level. The STUDIO offers a multidisciplinary platform for promoting creativity, collaboration and openness between students and scientists through workshops, symposia and related events, so as to facilitate the collective development of new approaches towards cultural dialogue.


Phone: +49 (0)30 52 666 246
Address: Naunynstrasse 68
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Opening Hours: On the first Saturday of every month, the STUDIO in Berlin is open to visitors from 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m or by appointment.

During temporary exhibitions the opening hours are: Thursday to Saturday from 2:00 till 6:00 pm. Please check Temporary exhibition.

Admission: Free, donations are welcome
Contact Persons: Jill J. Bumiller M.A
Executive Vice President
Director Studio X-Berg & PR