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Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (National Museums in Berlin, Prussian Cultural Heritage)
The National Museums in Berlin, the origins of which lie in the foundation of the Royal Museum through Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, belong to the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation). Further members of the Foundation are the State Library, the State Archive, the Ibero-American Institute and the State Institute for Music Research with the Museum of Musical Instruments. The Foundation was established in 1957 in order to preserve the cultural heritage of the former state of Prussia and is supported by the Federal Government and the 16 federal states.
With its institutions grown over generations, the National Museums in Berlin can be seen as a universal museum for the preservation, research and mediation of treasures of art and cultural treasures of the entire human history. Its collections include European and non-European art, archeology and ethnology of almost all nations, cultures and time periods.