The state collection of antiquities was established in the 16th century and heavily supported by the royal family, especially by King Lugwig I. The collection also benefited from private donations and from the sponsorship and the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities). Material may have also filtered in from when the collection of Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bissing, professor of the Egyptological Institute at Munich University, some of his privale collection was sold to the museum or given as a gift.
The collection was moved into its own new museum in 2013.
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