You may find information on recent acquisitions by the Paintings and Sculpture Collection on the German website.
Currently, the Paintings and Sculpture Collection has no exhibition space of its own. In order to present its wealth of stock to the public, it stages temporary exhibitions on specific topics or individual artists in one of nuremberg municipal museums.
You may find information on current exhibitions by the Paintings and Sculpture Collection on the German website.
Important works of art from the Paintings and Sculpture Collection are also shown in the permanent exhibitions of some municipal museums. Exhibits from the Collection may be admired in the City Museum Fembohaus (e.g. "The Peace Banquet" by Joachim von Sandrart) and in the Museum Tucher Mansion.
Painting "The Peace Banquet" by Joachim von Sandrart
The Paintings and Sculpture Collection is based on the City of Nuremberg's art collections. These are among the oldest and largest municipal art collections of the German-speaking world.
Its beginnings are marked by the donation by Albrecht Dürer of his panel paintings "The Four Apostles" in 1525. Donations and presents by the Patrician families, by artists working in the city, presents from visitors to the Free Imperial City, gifts and bequests from persons feeling closely linked to Nuremberg soon made this an important art collection. It was considered a particular honour to be allowed to see not only the Imperial Insignia, but also the City of Nuremberg's high-quality art collections. Promoting the arts, displaying one's wealth, furnishing official rooms and supporting the local economy were some of the motives for Nuremberg City Council to amass paintings, sculptures and goldsmiths' works as well as scientific instruments to further its art collections.
Today, the art treasures are on loan to many museums and public spaces, and can be admired in special exhibitions.