Dresden Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister undergoes remodeling

April 4th, 2013

Since 27th March, the complete Eastern wing of the Dresden Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery), which includes the  Dutch/Flemish collection, wil be closed for the next years due to extensive renovation and modernization as well as to meet building codes and technological requirements.  The gallery houses two well-known paintings by Vermeer, The Procuress and the Girl Reading a Letter by an Open Window. Luckily,  visitors won’t miss the key-works of the collections from the Eastern wing.

Twenty-three  rooms in the Western wing will be rehung “based on the understanding that European art history can be read as one integrated historical narrative.  The works of art will no longer be separated into traditional  “schools” but grouped according to a comprehensive art historical context.

For further information see the Dresden Art Collections’ homepage.

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