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Curators' Academy - The Dresden State Art Collections' Summer School for Curatorial Studies

STUDY PROGRAMME 2017 (19th August – 26th August) 

The Dresden collections... forever a fountain of true knowledge...” (Goethe, 1788/1789)

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (State Art Collections Dresden) hold one of the oldest and richest collections in the world. Founded as a Kunstkammer in 1560, they developed over the centuries into collections of almost unparalleled magnitude and importance. Ever since its foundation the study of these collections has inspired and enriched scholars, students, collectors and art lovers alike.

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The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden have established the DRESDEN SUMMER - INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS. The study course allows participants an exclusive and highly interesting look behind the scenes of the museums belonging to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, always under the guidance of the institutions’ directors, scholars and curators. These experts will present both masterpieces and virtually unknown works in the storage of the various museums. In case-studies, the latest results of scientific research or the development of grand projects will be shown to and discussed with the participants.

Director of the International Academy for the Arts
Dr. Peter Plaßmeyer

Advisory Council Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Prof. Dr. Dirk Syndram & Prof. Dr. Gilbert Lupfer 

Courtyard of the Residencial Palace
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