“Recently Restored” – A Special Presentation in Schloss Köpenick

Schloss Köpenick

As part of a small, special presentation in its satellite venue at Schloss Köpenick, from 1 February 2018 the Kunstgewerbemuseum is showing two works from its rich collection that have recently been painstakingly restored. Both objects were previously unable to be exhibited due to their poor condition.

Thanks to the support of the Julius Lessing Gesellschaft, the society of friends of the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, a first-aid kit belonging to Pope Paul V (pontificate 1605–1621) from around 1600 in Augsburg – of great significance both culturally and in terms of the history of medicine – was able to be restored to a condition that will enable it to be exhibited in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

Likely also a product of an Augsburg workshop from the early 17th century is a richly decorated board-game case for Tric-trac and draughts, with all but one of the original counters. In its restored condition, this valuable work exquisitely complements the Kunstgewerbemuseum’s already excellent collection of art-historically important board-game boards.

With the special presentation of “Recently Restored”, a room on the ground floor of Schloss Köpenick, which in the past was rarely used, will once more be open to the public. The plan is for this room to host regular exhibitions of small groups of artworks that visitors would normally not get to see.