The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is Germany’s national historical museum. Located in Berlin’s historic district of Mitte, it sees itself as a place of active communication and discussion of history.Visit website
The Hildesheim Cathedral Museum houses one of the world's finest collections of sacred art: the Hildesheim Cathedral Treasury, which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.Visit website
The collection of the Landesmuseum Württemberg includes more than 430 sculptures. Unfortunately one few sculptures are on display, but for research the museum’s storeroom can be visited.
The Landesmuseum Württemberg is also in charge of a “Zweigmuseum” in Rottweil, the “Sammlung Dursch” (Dursch collection), where more than 120 medieval sculptures are permanently exhibited.Visit website
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Liebieghaus presently accommodates a sculpture collection of the highest quality and offers an overview of five thousand years of sculpture from Ancient Egypt to Neoclassicism. Today some five thousand works are to be found in the former Liebieg Villa, located on the Schaumainkai.The sculpture collection of the Städtische Galerie of Frankfurt was opened in 1909 as a complement to the already existing painting collection in the Städel Museum. "To illustrate the development of sculpture throughout the eras of history by collecting outstanding or characteristic works” was the aim founding director Georg Swarzenski associated with the establishment of a collection to be devoted exclusively to sculpture.
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Curator sculpture collection: Harald Theiss
Maximilian Speck von Sternburg was one of the 19th century’s major art enthusiasts; together with her husband, Marion Bühler-Brockhaus compiled a significant collection of 19th century French paintings; Harald Falckenberg from Hamburg is among the most prominent contemporary collectors. With their dedication, they – and many others – join ranks in an over 150-year-old tradition: around 1858, Leipzig-based merchants, publishers, retailers and bankers founded the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts. Since then, numerous collectors have followed in their footsteps and have generously contributed endowments and gifts to the museum. Their private passion and their personal touch are ever-present on a stroll through the collection.Visit website
The Museum Schnütgen has a valuable collection of medieval art on exhibit in one of Cologne’s oldest churches. Many of them are in and of themselves already worth a trip, such as the radiant Parler Bust, the expressive Crucifix from St. George and the unique so-called Comb of St. Heribert, a filigree ivory carving.
The scope of the collection ranges from wooden and stone sculptures, valuable works of the goldsmith’s art and stained glass to rare ivories and textiles.