29.02.2008 to 12.05.2008
This exhibition celebrates the occasion of the recovery of the painting 'Ruth and Naemi' by Julius Hübner (1806-1882). In 2005, after 60 years of being listed as a work lost during the War, the painting was discovered in a Berlin flee market. It was returned to the Nationalgalerie and restored.
The freshly restored picture forms the focus of this cabinet exhibition's layout and subject matter. Julius Hübner, who today is rarely known for more than his connection with the Düsseldorf school of painting, is introduced with a selection of his works. A second part of the exhibition illustrates the origins and the history of the painting as well as its reception in the context of 19th century art.
A photographic documentation of the restoration sheds further light on a field of museum work which - though essential - often remains in the shadows for visitors.