The Old Market (Alter Markt), Potsdam's historic center, was designed under Frederick II in the mid-18th century based on Italian models. The square, which was destroyed in World War II, was gradually redesigned and by 2017 the Palais Barberini was built, which has since housed the Barberini Museum. The baroque Palazzo Barberini in Rome serves as a model. In close proximity to the reconstructed former city palace and current seat of the Brandenburg state parliament, the Church Nikolaikirche and the old town hall, the Museum Barberini has established itself as an international art museum with top-class exhibitions.
An extensive program of events and education accompanies the exhibitions and invites young and old to a lively exchange about art. This is where Barberini Digital comes in. With changing online offers related to the exhibitions, the museum carries the works and the stories behind the paintings into the digital space and enables new approaches to art.