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A Window on Nature and Art

A Historical Study of the Brandenburg-Prussian Kunstkammer

The natural and man-made objects collected in the Brandenburg-Prussian Kunstkammer are among the oldest surviving items of Berlin’s current museum collections. For the first time, the project reassembles the Kunstkammer collection that was distributed across multiple specialized museums and the university in the 19th century.  In cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) the project investigates the Kunstkammer in all its complexity by looking at the biographies of individual objects as well as the use of the Kunstkammer as a concept for exhibitions in recent decades.

Current

Hunting objects in the Berlin Kunstkammer

Date: 16 and 23 November 2020 (non-public event)

speakers:

Dr. Kathrin Külow (Jagdschloss Grunewald, SPSG Berlin) 

Dr. Nadir Weber (SNFS Ambizione Fellow, University of Bern/Humboldt University Berlin)

Dr. des. Meike Knittel (Museum of Natural History Berlin) 

Dr. Diana Stört (Museum of Natural History Berlin)

Cooperation Partners

The research project is carried out in cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Funding

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).