Museum Schnütgen – Cologne 2011

In a top-class special exhibition, the Museum Schnütgen shows great art from Cologne’s best times. Many of these works of art were not to be seen in Cologne for many decades, sometimes even centuries. In its heyday from 1000 to 1550, Cologne was one of the leading art centres in Europe. Today, the masterpieces from this creative period are distributed among the world’s great museums. For the exhibition, around 160 top works from Berlin, Bonn, Darmstadt, Budapest, London, Vienna, Paris, Lisbon, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, among others, are returning to the Rhine for the first time and will be presented together with 60 pieces from the museum’s own collection.

CountryGermanyClientMuseum Schnütgen, CologneDesignkrafthaus – Das Atelier von facts and fictionYear2011ExhibitionGlanz und Größe des Mittelalters – “Splendour and greatness of the Middle Ages”© Photo byRaimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)