The Germanisches Nationalmuseum, re-imagined and re-staged

As of 21 March, 2010, the Old Masters galleries of Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg have been re-opened to the public following a long period of renovation. Renaissance. Baroque. Enlightenment. inaugurates this new chapter in the life of the venerable Nuremberg institution. The show radically re-conceives the presentation of the “core collection” of the museum, assembling the art of the German-speaking lands from 1400 to 1700 in installations that reflect a more comprehensive view of material culture. That examples of period furniture, decorative arts, and sculpture are exhibited alongside contemporary paintings is refreshing, but is not itself a novel gesture for the museum world. Rather, the novel curatorial contribution here is the incorporation of objects from the Kunst- and Wunderkammer into the period-themed installations. In theory, the arrangement will highlight the idiosyncratic nature of German visual culture and the history of collecting in the region, while remaining responsive to wider trends in curatorial practice. For now, I’ll reserve judgment [and an actual exhibition review] until August, when I can see the new installation and the exhibition in person…

Link to Exhibition Page in German
Link to Germanisches Nationalmuseum English Language Page

The Specifics:

Renaissance. Baroque. Enlightenment. : Art and Culture from the 16th to the 18th Century / Renaissance. Barock. Aufklärung: Kunst und Kultur vom 16. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert
From 18 March 2010

Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kornmarkt 1
90402 Nürnberg, Germany
0911 1331-0

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