The 1st and 2nd floor of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Gallery) are currently closed for refurbishment. Until 5 January 2020 we are presenting a exhibition of 55 paintings on the ground floor of the Semper Building.

Intro

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) have been ranking for years among the group of museums, in which research is intensively conducted and for which international scientific exchange is eminent. The great variety of diverse research projects, which are embedded in the museum's structure or in which employees of the museum are involved in, reflect the diversity and profoundness of our scientific activities.

A “new” Vermeer in Dresden

For more than 250 years now, the famous painting by Johannes Vermeer featuring a profile depiction of a girl intently reading a letter in front of a light-coloured empty wall has held a firm place among the masterpieces in the Dresden Gemäldegalerie. Previous x-ray examinations indicated that a picture of a naked Cupid in the painting had been overpainted. Today, new laboratory tests have conclusively determined that the overpainting was not by Vermeer’s hand.

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© SKD, Foto: Wolfgang Kreische

Research Projects by the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

Current research projects

Bestandskatalog Bologneser Malerei 2

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
© Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Foto: Steuerlein

Glimpse into the restorer's studio

The restoration of paintings and other masterpieces is a central task within the museum work. In this film, we watch restorer Axel Börner's work on the painting "Vor der Sintflut" by Roelant Savery.

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Schulterblick beim Restaurator - Das Paradies auf Erden
Schulterblick beim Restaurator - Das Paradies auf Erden

Glimpse into the restorer's studio

The restoration of paintings and other masterpieces is a central task within the museum work. In this film, we watch restorer Christoph Schölzel's work on the painting "Landscape with the Judgment of Midas" by Gillis van Coninxloo / Karel van Mander (1598).

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Schulterblick beim Restaurator - Das Paradies auf Erden / 2
Schulterblick beim Restaurator - Das Paradies auf Erden / 2
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