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Dog Days at the Museum - Pooches become culture vultures

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Throughout the ages dogs have been a constant companion to humankind, and a new exhibition in Berlin’s print museum brings to life the story of puppy love.

Normally the building is off limits to man’s best friend, but the museum decided to open its doors to the star attraction in the exhibition entitled ‘Gone to the Dogs’, an experience for human and canine alike.

“I was surprised, it’s the first time I’ve done a tour with dogs in the museum and the dogs were a little bit excited but none of them barked, they were all relaxed,” said exhibition curator Lydia Rosia Dorn. “Also the visitors are great people who are really interested in the subject of dogs, it’s nice.”

Humankind’s fascination with dogs pre-dates Youtube videos. The museum’s collection spans ten centuries and includes depictions of our four-legged friends by masters such as Rembrandt.

From watchdog to sheepdog the exhibition catalogues the evolving role of canines, but perhaps culture vulture is a step to far.

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