Berlin’s Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is a treasure trove of history and culture, with one of the world’s largest universal collections. This two-part documentary takes viewers inside the Foundation, with tours of the 20 museums and close-ups of the five million objects within their walls. From the Stone Age to contemporary times, the museums’ vast collection includes art, historical documents, libraries, and research institutes. The documentary features many of the stars of its gigantic collection, including the bust of Nefertiti, Hans Holbein’s portrait of the merchant Georg Gisze, and Joseph Beuys’ installation “Das Kapital.”
The Berlin museums not only exhibit phenomenal art, but also seek answers to some of the great questions of humanity. Can we open up the world and share its resources but still live in harmony with it? How can we better understand and shape reality through our rich cultural heritage? Viewers will follow museum organizers and archaeologists to China and uncover secrets of many spectacular pieces of art. Berlin’s museums reveal themselves to be a home of countless fascinating stories, as well as temples of beauty and modern research centers.