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Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: Traveling Seminar on Prints and Drawings by Cranach, His Family and His Workshop (Germany)

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Early- and mid-career curators and scholars are invited to apply for a five-day traveling seminar on the drawings, prints and illustrated books by Lucas Cranach the Elder, his sons and his workshop (26 May – 1 June 2024).

The seminar is hosted by the Kupferstichkabinett, Museum of Prints and Drawings of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and takes place in cooperation with the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, Museum of Prints and Drawings of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The project is funded by Getty through its Paper Project initiative.

Keeping in mind the spectrum of curating and engaging the public with German old masters, a wide range of works including paintings and its underdrawings by Cranach on site will be discussed in the light of current art historical and art technological research. The traveling seminar is part of a larger research project (2023–2026) and also serves as preparation for two exhibitions on Cranach in Berlin and Dresden, scheduled for 2027. It marks the beginning of a multidisciplinary project on contemporary research and the innovative exhibition and mediation of drawings and prints by German old masters.

The intensive programme includes workshops in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin and in the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden as well as additional visits to the Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Jagdschloss Grunewald in Berlin, Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten and Reformation History Research Library in Wittenberg. Three experienced Cranach specialists will join the group as mentors. Participants are invited to give short presentation papers on topics relating to the original objects studied by the group on site.

The programme is aimed at early- and mid-career curators (curators at a museum, curatorial or research assistants/associates, volunteers, postdocs), but also advanced doctoral students and independent researchers with a practical experience in a museum or similar exhibiting institutions (including digital platforms) in the field of 16th century German old masters, and/or the art production, society, religion and politics of East and Central Germany in the 16th century. A total of 12 participants will be selected.

All travel costs, accommodations and meals are covered.

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