Dresden

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'Radical black resistance': Dresden exhibition to focus on legendary activist Angela Davis

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, Albertinum show explores impact of her visit to East Germany in 1972

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Exhibitions

'Ultimate masterpiece': Van Eyck drawing— rarely seen due to fragility—goes on display for first time in a decade

Exhibited from today at Dresden’s Kupferstich-Kabinett, the picture of an old man is the only undisputed drawing by the Dutch Old Master that survives

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Art theft

Green Vault guards under investigation in Dresden jewel heist inquiry

Two are suspected of tampering with the alarm system; two more, on duty during the theft, are accused of an inadequate response

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Green Vault

Why the Dresden jewel heist wasn’t worth a billion, but why the Germans are still really upset

Thieves stole Baroque jewels from the Green Vault earlier this week after breaking in through a window

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Art crime

Thieves steal priceless Baroque jewels from Dresden museum

After breaking in through a window at the Green Vault, the intruders grabbed three royal jewellery ensembles containing diamonds and pearls

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Restoration

King of bling’s magnificent home—destroyed by Allied bombing—is recreated in Dresden

Splendid royal state apartments of Augustus the Strong are opening to visitors again after a lavish reconstruction

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Museums & Heritage

Dresden ballroom returns to gilded glory as part of €300m palace reconstruction

Residential Palace complex, a casualty of Allied bombing in the Second World War, is due to be rebuilt by 2021

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Exhibitions

Female artists emerge from shadow cast by Berlin Wall

Exhibition at Dresden's Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau reveals how women in the Eastern Bloc were often more radical than the men

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Dresden’s Albertinum brings out East German art to ‘build bridges’

Museum director Hilke Wagner seeks to address lingering prejudices with exhibition and events

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Books

A Käthe Kollwitz renaissance is under way (and about time, too)

A pair of publications shed new light on profoundly socially committed artist

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Museums

The stench of war lingers in Dresden's Museum of Military History thanks to Sissel Tolaas

Visitors to the museum can sample the smell of World War I

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Provenance research

Dresden takes major provenance research project to Russia

Strives to break restitution “logjam”

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Nazi loot

Dresden state museums expand provenance research — all the way to Russia

Strives to break restitution “logjam”

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Provenance research

Dresden to spend €15m and employ 65 researchers on biggest provenance study ever undertaken

1 million objects will be examined and recorded over 10 years

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Exhibitions

Columbus Museum of Art, The Age of Enlightenment reaches Ohio

A major loan show from Dresden’s Picture Gallery concentrates on paintings rather than decorative arts

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War & Conflict

Dresden recovers four missing pictures

The paintings have been missing since 1945

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Restitution

Dresden Museum on restitution: It’s okay—take the pictures

Surprisingly resigned attitude to restitution claims by a leading German museum