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Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Dresden

28 Sep - 7 Dec 2019

In September 1719, the State Apartments in the Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) of Dresden were opened by Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony. Marking its tricentenary, the newly restored apartments will reopen on 29 September. The State Art Collections of Dresden are also celebrating the refurbishment of the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Sculpture Collection, both of which are reopening on 7 December, with the reinstallation of a permanent collection that boasts masterpieces by Raphael, Rembrandt, and Giambologna. Find out more about the State Apartments and the new galleries from the SKD’s website.

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Virtual reconstruction of the Parade Room at the State Apartments in 1719.

Virtual reconstruction of the Parade Room at the State Apartments in 1719. Courtesy SKD

The Old Master Picture Gallery of the State Art Collections, Dresden.

The Old Master Picture Gallery of the State Art Collections, Dresden. Courtesy SKD

Charles de Solier, Lord of Morette (1534/35), Hans Holbein the Younger.

Charles de Solier, Lord of Morette (1534/35), Hans Holbein the Younger. Photo: Hans-Peter Klut; courtesy SKD

The Abduction of Ganymede (1635), Rembrandt.

The Abduction of Ganymede (1635), Rembrandt van Rijn. Photo: Elke Estel/ Hans-Peter Klut; courtesy SKD

The Dresden Mars (before 1587), Giambologna. Dresden State Art Collections. Photo: Rick Jenkins; courtesy Sotheby’s

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