Museum of Arts and Crafts

 

in short

The Dresden Museum of Arts and Crafts, founded in 1875 to display examples of craftsmanship to those engaged in the crafts, today acts as a museum of art history. All forms of applied art from the Gothic era to contemporary work are on display.
Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais mit Lustgarten
© Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen; Foto: Gabriele Hanke
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Museum of Arts and Crafts

in detail

The Dresden Museum of Arts and Crafts was established in 1876 as a collection of excellent craft works, attached to the School of Arts and Crafts that had been founded the previous year. The purpose of the collection was to display examples of craftsmanship in order to broaden the knowledge and experience of those engaged in the crafts. Both the school and the collection moved into a new complex of buildings in Güntzstrasse in 1907, where the collection took on the character of a museum of art history.

Since 1963, its treasures have been displayed in the two sections of Pillnitz Palace ('Schloss Pillnitz') known as 'Bergpalais' and 'Wasserpalais'. All forms of applied art from the Gothic era to the present day are shown in a manner in keeping with the Baroque interiors. The objects include furniture of the court and the bourgeoisie, Augsburg and Dresden silver, tapestries, leatherwork, carvings, tin, copper, bronze, cast iron, wrought iron and modern industrial design. Among the 20th-century objects, attention should be drawn to the products of the German Crafts League ('Deutscher Werkbund'), especially the large collection of furniture by Richard Riemerschmid from the German Crafts Workshop in Dresden-Hellerau.

The exhibition includes contemporary trends in design. As well as the permanent exhibition, a wide range of special exhibitions are held.
Schloss Pillnitz (Wasserpalais und Bergpalais)
Admission
8,00/ 4,00 EUR (Ticket is valid for the museums and park )
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Visitor entrance

Pillnitz Palace (Water palais and Bergpalais)
August-Böckstiegel-Straße 2
01326 Dresden
Germany
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 18:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 18:00
Wed
10:00 - 18:00
Thu
10:00 - 18:00
Fri
10:00 - 18:00
Sat
10:00 - 18:00
open from 01.05. - 03.11.; 04.11.-30.04. closed

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