James Simon
A VR Experience
James Simon

To this day, numerous works of art and archaeological artifacts of world-class decorate the cabinets and exhibition halls on Berlin's Museum Island, which Berlin art collector and patron James Simon bequeathed to the museums during his lifetime. The bust of Nefertiti from his collection is an international magnet for visitors.

But how did the cotton manufacturer James Simon, who was so interested in the Renaissance, the Middle Ages and the archeology of the Orient, live with his works of art in his own four walls?

For the first time, the VR Experience "James Simon" makes selected rooms of his private villa in Berlin's Tiergarten district accessible and offers in-depth insights into the (art) historical background of his collection and the biography of the collector.

JAMES SIMON is a co-production between LUPA FILM (Berlin) and AMILUX Film (WIEN) and funded by medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the James Simon Foundation and in cooperation with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.


Writers: Gerda Leopold, Constantin Lieb

Director: Gerda Leopold

Camera: Sebastian Endler

Producer: Felix von Boehm, Gerda Leopold