The Gartenreich

We need your help! Works of art need your support – urgent restoration required. 

A number of works of art within the palaces of the Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz are in an unsatisfactory condition and require urgent restoration.

The palaces and houses of the Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz contain precious works of art and arts and crafts objects. The significance of the paintings, furniture, faiences, porcelain, mirrors, antiquities, miniature bronze figures and other valuables is not only measured by their inherent high value, but also by their being a part of the enlightened ideology of Prince Franz and the neo-classical concept of ideal beauty he propagated. The majority of these objects are part of the original interiors that were programmatically designed by Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff and still survive to a large extent.
For many decades the countless precious objects could not be given the level of attention they deserved, with the result that today only a few items can be certified to be in a satisfactory state of preservation. Some valuable and rare objects are in a poor or even critical state which prevents them from being exhibited.

As a thank-you for your help we will include you in our published List of Supporters and invite you to join us for a gondola tour and picnic in one of the most beautiful spots of the Gartenreich or alternatively sponsor a weekend in one of our stylish and comfortable holiday homes.

If you do have any questions or would like to obtain further information, please contact Dr. Wolfgang Savelsberg, Head of Department for Palaces and Collections.