Die Kunstsammlung im Rektoratsgebäude

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The University of Leipzig, founded in 1409 and the second-oldest continuously operating university in Germany, has an outstanding, historically grown art collection that is unparalleled. From the beginning, the university has acquired artworks and, in many cases, has also been able to save them over time. One particularly important collection is the inventory of the University Church, which was blown up in 1968 and founded in 1230 as the church of the Dominican Order. The Reformation period also left significant traces. University portrait collections, student memorabilia, and views of historical university buildings form additional important object groups.

The tour presents selected museum highlights of the art collection, which have only been on display since 1997 in the "Kunstsammlung im Rektoratsgebäude" (Art Collection in the Rectorate Building) located in the former Royal Palace at Ritterstrasse 26.

Meeting point: Ritterstrasse 26 passage (corner of Goethestrasse/Kleine Ritterstrasse).

Binding registration via begleitprogramm@historikertag.de until September 1st, 2023.

Min. 1 up to max. 20 participants.

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