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.

Restoration of Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window”

Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” is one of the most renowned art works of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden. It is currently being examined and restored in a major research project. The painting will be presented when the renovation of the Gemäldegalerie in the Semperbau is complete and the museum reopens in 2019.

We inform you about the progress of examinations and the restoration of the painting on our website.

Follow the restoration

Painting on the easel behind a mobile XRF-scanner
© 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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