Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden unites 15 renowned museums, forming one of the world's oldest and most important museum associations. In 2010, the 450th anniversary of the Kunstkammer established in the Residenzschloss was celebrated, and its founding in 1560 is considered the birth of the Dresden museum institutions. Today, the collections have found their home in several different buildings that are rich in tradition, such as the Zwinger, the Albertinum, the Japanese Palace or Pillnitz Palace, as well as outside Dresden in cities such as Leipzig or Chemnitz.

Each of the museums shows a diverse and high-quality segment of art and cultural history. For example, the Kupferstichkabinett features drawings, prints, and photographs from the Middle Ages to the present day, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister showcases paintings from the 15th to the 18th century, the Albertinum displays paintings and sculptures from the Romantic epoch to the present day or the Mathematisch-physikalischer Salon with historical exhibits of sciences. Furthermore, the museum network includes an art library, the Kunstfonds, the Sächsische Landesstelle für Museumswesen and the Gerhard Richter Archive.

The originals of the artworks shown here are on display at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.