One of Dresden’s major museums is set to reopen again in 2010 after a five year period. The Albertinum has undergone major refurbishment in order better to showcase two of the country’s finest collections, the New Masters Gallery and the Sculpture Collection. The Neue Meister boasts works from 1800 onwards, its chief attraction being the outstanding inventory of German Romanticist painting and in particular some seminal works by Caspar David Friedrich. The Expressionists are also well represented whilst the collection of French and German Impressionists is also of the highest order.
By way of contrast, the Skulpturensammlung comprises works which span more than five thousand years, from the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean to the present. Among the items on display are exquisite Greek and Roman sculptures as well as vases, bronzes and terracottas. In the redesigned building treasures rarely shown previously will now be placed on view.
This project represents a further step in the reorganization of the Dresden State Art Collections which began some five years ago. The Historic Green vault opened to enormous public acclaim in 2007 and the reopening of the Albertinum in 2010 will further cement Dresden’s status as one of Europe’s major cultural centres.
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The former home of the Musée d’Art Américain in Giverny, close to Monet’s famous garden, has reopened its doors as the Musée des Impressionismes. This is a project which is the result of a partnership between the Musée d’Orsay, the Fondation Claude Monet and the Musée Marmottan and is an important addition to the cultural landscape of Normandy. As its name suggests, the museum takes a broad look at the development of Impressionsim in the 19th century and considers its influence in the 20th century. A number of exhibitions are planned for 2010, and to celebrate its opening some 20 works by Monet on the subject of his garden were brought to the museum from the Musée d’Orsay.
Within easy reach of the Channel ports, Normandy offers outstanding possibilities for a group visit. Its tranquil countryside offers a rich variety of gardens and châteaux whilst the cities of Caen and Rouen boast museums of exceptional richness. Please contact us for detailed suggested itineraries and prices.