Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam

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    ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM - Antiquities

    by breughel Updated Jun 21, 2013

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    Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam.
    The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a professor who started the collections on the civilisations of ancient Egypt (on the first floor), the Near East, Cyprus, the Greek world, Etruria and the Roman world (on the second floor). Another professor J. Six completed the collection.
    This collection has not the importance of the British museum or Le Louvre but the Art-objects and utensils, give a good insight of everyday-life, mythology and religion in Antiquity. They are displayed in a modern way.
    Room 2 on mummification is interesting as well as the large scale model of Olympia.
    Photos are allowed so that I set up a travelogue with some art-objects I liked.

    Opening hours
    Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.
    Saturday - Sunday: 13.00 - 17.00 hrs.
    Closed: Mondays, 1/01, Easter Sunday, 30th of April (Queen's Day), Whit Sunday, Christmas Day.

    Admission (2013)
    Adults € 7,50, children from 4 to 16 € 3,75, seniors (over 65) & students 3,75 €,
    Free with Museum Kaart.

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    Allard Pierson Museum

    by dila Written Mar 20, 2012

    Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

    Is about old Egypt, Greece and more.
    Sometimes they have an exhibition.

    Opening hours
    Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 hrs.
    Saturday - Sunday: 13.00 - 17.00 hrs.
    Monday: closed

    The museum is also closed on the first of January, Easter Sunday, 30th of April (Queen's Day), Whit Sunday, Christmas Day

    Admission
    Adults € 6,50
    Children from 4 to 16 € 3,25
    Children under 4 free
    Seniors (over 65), CJP, Stadspas, studenten (ISIC) € 3,25
    Holland Pass 50% discount € 3,25
    Groups of 10 or more € 5,00
    Students and staff of UvA/HvA free
    Schoolchildren in groups (provided prior notification is given) € 1
    MK(Museumkaart), Rembrandt Association,
    members of VVAPM, ICOM, I amsterdam City Card,
    Holland Pass A t/m D free

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    A Professor's Antiques Collection

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 25, 2010

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    At the Allard Pierson Museum a collection of Mediterranean atrifacts are on display.
    Allard Pierson Museum occupied the chair of Aesthetics, Art History and Modern Languages at the University of Amsterdam. His love for antiquity and the Mediterranean countries makes this collection unique.

    Visiting hours:
    Tu-Fr: 10AM - 5PM
    Sa-Su: 1PM - 5PM

    Admission: € 6,50 (adult)

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    Allard Pierson Museum

    by Ruai Updated Sep 3, 2006

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    This museum is devoted to meditterranian archaeology. I stumbled across it while wandering the city and was very impressed by its collection. It had a scale model of ancient Olympia which gave me a much better sense of the site than I got when actually visiting it in Greece :)

    I also liked its Egyptian collection, which was very well presented.

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    Allard Pierson Museum

    by siaki68 Written Jan 4, 2005

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    The Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam shows objects from ancient Mediterranean cultures (Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt and Etruria). The articles exhibited date from 4000 BC – 1000 AD. Very interesting is the mummification room, where you can see how the ancient Egyptians used to embalm and bury dead people!
    Tue-Fri 10am – 5 pm
    Sat-Sun and public holidays 13:00-17:00
    Closed: Mon
    Ticket: 5 euro

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    Archaeological Museum

    by codrutz Updated Aug 16, 2004

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    �� Allard Pierson Museum

    Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam, or ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM is also a great place to visit in Amsterdam. In the recently installed Egyptian department you can see a model of the Pyramid of Cheops and other pyramids at Giza, and mummies and funerary and ritual objects; a computer prints out your name in hieroglyphics. Ancient Greece, Rome, Etruria, and Cyprus are among the best represented of other cultures, with pottery, sculpture, glassware, jewelry, coins, and household objects.

    The Allard Pierson museum of archaeology is rather quiet, with not so many visitors, and you can take your time and admire the nice antiques (really antiques pieces of art .. or just pieces of that times - that's also very valuable after few thousand years).

    The admission is free with the Amsterdam Pass, or 4,3 EUR (adult) / 1,4 EUR (12-16) / 1 EUR (4-12) without, so basicaly it's cheap and a recommended visit.

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    Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

    by Jarin Updated Jul 23, 2004

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    Allard Pierson Museum

    This museum is named after clergyman Allard Pierson (1831-1896), first professor Classical Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. Since 1976 houses this neo-classic building the Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam. Artworks from ancient Egypt, Cyprus, Etruria and Greece. In the recently installed Egyptian department you can see a model of the Pyramid of Cheops and other pyramids at Giza, and mummies and funerary and ritual objects.
    The building was built in 1865/69 as main office of the Nederlandsche Bank and when they moved in 1968 to a new location, this building became property of the University of Amsterdam.
    Open daily, except on Monday.

    E-mail: allard.pierson.museum@uva.nl

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