ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

Permanent exhibition
of old textiles and works of art.
Temporary exhibition 2008

Address: Werner Abegg-Strasse 67
CH-3132 Riggisberg

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daily slide show (20 minutes: 2.30 pm)

guided tours by prior arrangements
free for groups of 10 persons or more

opening hours:
daily 2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

entrance fees:
sFr. 5.- adults
accompanied children free
wheelchair access

Bourgeois Pride and Princely Splendour

Costumes from the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century

20th April to 2nd November 2008



  The Abegg-Stiftung is planning an exhibition of important historic costumes from the collections of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in Germany. The exhibition will show a group of around twenty bourgeois costumes from the seventeenth century, which originally belonged to families in Cologne and later came to Darmstadt with the collection of Baron von Hüpsch. A smaller number of women’s costumes from the late eighteenth century complements this group.

The second part of the exhibition presents a costume of the Elector Moritz of Saxony, datable to the first half of the sixteenth century, from the collection of the Dresden Rüstkammer. All of the costumes were examined and conserved in the conservation workshop of the Abegg-Stiftung over the last few years. The results of this research will be presented in a richly illustrated catalogue.



  Dia Show:
Daily slide show (20 min.) with information about Abegg-Stiftung activities
2.30 p.m. in German
3 p.m. in French

Guided Tours:
for groups of 10 persons or more lasting thirty minutes or one hour are available without charge in German or English, by prior arrangement. Please call us.

Sunday, April 20
May 17, and May 24
June 7 and June 14
August 16 and August 30
September 6 and September 20
October 4 and Okcober 18
November 1st

  Accompanying Publication:
Kölner Patrizier- und Bürgerkleidung des 17. Jahrhunderts. Die Kostümsammlung Hüpsch im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Riggisberger Berichte 15); Johannes Pietsch and Karen Stolleis with a contribution by Nadine Piechatschek, c. 300 pages, with numerous illustrations and drawings; German text with English translation of the main chapters. ISBN 978-3-905014-35-8; Price: CHF 85.-- + postage; CHF 50.-- at the exhibition.

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