Rescued Art – Contemporaries about the Monuments Men

The most of what we know today about the Monuments Men comes from their own biographies as well as from the source material from the American archives. Although they were certainly very present in the German museums during the occupation, […]

The Wiesbaden Manifesto – A Symbol for Protecting Cultural Heritage

George Clooney shows us in “The Monuments Men” the story of American art protection officers – while the war is still in full swing – catching up with the advancing troops through Europe. Initially concerned about the European monuments and  architecture they also searched […]

Whose cultural heritage is it?

When we talk about protection of cultural property these days, we usually see it in a global perspective. Cultural heritage – tangible or intangible – is worthy of protection as the heritage of all humanity, regardless of who it belongs to. But how […]

The Liebermann collection stored in the Wiesbaden CCP?

Max Liebermann not only was a great painter of the German Impressionism, he was himself a great connoisseur and collector of modern art. The Berlin-based artist collected works of art, among others, by Courbet, Monet and Corot and showed it, […]

The adventures of the little butterfly catcher

It’s that slightly bizarre appearance, inherent in many Spitzweg paintings that also characterizes the Butterfly Catcher. In the foreground of a tropical landscape in muted brown-green tones surreal giant blue butterflies are fluttering around, almost like extraterrestrial creatures. In the background of the painting the […]

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