Current Exhibition

INSIGHT – Three voyages into the inner universe of Shi’ite Islam

THE BUMILLER COLLECTION presents photographs of the Shi’ite colleges of Isfahan Qom and Mashhad. Contemporary photographs taken by Hans Georg Berger are shown together with previously unpublished images of the Shah’s court photographer dating to the years 1871 to 1906, archived at the National Archive in the Golestan Palace Tehran.

The exhibition is complimented by selected early Iranian objects from The Bumiller Collection.

Thursday to Saturday 2 pm – 6 pm
r by appointment

Extended until 14th July 2018

To accompany the exhibition the Kehrer Verlag has published a book.


Events around the exhibition in the Bumiller Collection at Studio X-berg in Berlin:

Presentation by the curator Boris von Brauchitsch

Saturday 7th April 2018, 4 pm

Dr. Boris von Brauchitsch is an author, photographer and exhibition organizer. He curated the exhibitions in Berlin and Isfahan. He is the publisher and author of the catalogue EINSICHT. (in German)


Presentation by the curator Saeid Edalatnejad

Saturday 14th April 2018, 4 pm

Dr. Saeid Edalatnejad is a Shi’ite cleric and academic. He will be talking about the reasons for the photography project of Hans Georg Berger in the Shi’ite academic centres of Qom, Mashhad and Isfahan. He is the editor of the Encyclopaedia Islamicain Teheran and the co-publisher and co-author of the catalogue EINSICHT. (In English)


Talk by the artist Hans Georg Berger

Saturday 30th June 2018, 4 pm

Second talk by Hans Georg Berger on his photography project in the Shi’ite schience centres of Mashhad, Qom and Isfahan (2000-2006). (In German)


Lecture by Carmen Perez-Gonzalez: “Early photographs in Persia”

Saturday 7th July 2018, 2 pm

Dr. Carmen Perez Gonzalez is an astrophysicist, lecturer at the university of Wuppertal and a renowned scholar of the early photographs of Persia. She is the author of a paper in the catalogue EINSICHT, which has been published by the Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg. (In English and German)


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