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Rotes Rathaus, Berlin
Mon 15 September - Sun 5 October 2008
This exhibition is part of the wider programme of events held by the Berlin-Petersburg conference entitled: 'Further developing world heritage II - the motor or impediment to a city's development?' organized by the Petersburger Dialog's cultural think-tank. The Petersburger Dialog is a German-Russian forum which comes together under the auspices of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitri A. Medwedew.
The exhibition, which as been curated by the National Museums in Berlin's Art Library and the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, casts a look at the work of the important German museum architects of the 19th century and the way their ideas came to be transferred to Russia. The close, familiar ties between the respective royal houses and the subsequent cultural and economical relations between the two countries made it possible for architects, sculptors, engineers and landscape architects to incorporate Russia in the scope of their work.