In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.
Entering the Albertinum, visitors are greeted by ancient and Baroque sculptures. Following renovation, the building was reopened as a museum for art from the Romantic period to the present in 2010, and, starting in 2019, the unique sculptures, which are central to the Dresden Skulpturensammlung, will have a new home in the Semperbau at the Zwinger.
normal 12 €, reduced 9 €, under 17 free, groups (10 persons and more) 11 €
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Until that time, they will be accessible for visitors in three visible storage galleries. Large-format antiquities are shown on the ground floor, while two of the open storerooms are integrated in the Albertinum’s exhibition tour. They contain objects in two groups: antiquity to the Baroque period and the Baroque period to the present. With objects illuminated in otherwise dark atmospheric spaces, the compact display creates unusual effects between neighbouring pieces.
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The collection of antiquities was amassed by August the Strong and, emulating Roman antiquities galleries, was presented in 1730, initially in the Palais in Dresden’s grand gardens. Aside from sculptures and casts, objects from Greek, Etruscan and Roman life are part of the collection. And so visitors who have a reservation for the study hall are able to view ancient vessels, clay figures, glasses, cut stones, devices as well as gold jewellery, all of which was once used as burial gifts or in everyday life.