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The recently rebuilt Neues Musuem is one of five museums on what is known as Museum Island on the River Spree in Berlin and houses three collections – Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, Museum of Prehistory and Early History, and the Collection of Classical Antiquities. This, the second museum to be built on the island, was originally designed by Friedrich August Stuler; its plain exterior is in stark contrast to its neighboring Greek-style Altes Museum and to its elaborate interior. The museum was all but destroyed following an aerial bombardment in WWII, and was left dormant until 1980, when renovation talks commenced. The museum recently reopened in 2009 after British architect, David Chipperfield, oversaw the reconstruction that began in 2003.