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State Museum of Art and Cultural History (including Oldenburg Palace, the Augusteum, and the Prince's Palace)
Oldenburg Palace, Part of the State Museum of Art and Cultural History
The State Museum of Art and Cultural History is accommodated in three buildings; the Oldenburg Palace, the Augusteum and the Prince's Palace.
Oldenburg Palace, the former residence of Count Anton Günther (1583–1667) and the Grand Dukes of Oldenburg until 1918-19, is now home to a museum for art and cultural history. The permanent exhibition
The Cultural History of an Historical Landscape shows the variety and cultural heritage of the former Grand Duchy Oldenburger Land over the years from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century.
The Augusteum, which was built in 1856 in the Italian Renaissance style and elaborately decorated in an historicist spirit, was the first art museum in Oldenburg. Today the building, which was built specifically to this purpose, once more houses part of the former collection of paintings of the Grand Duke, mainly Italian and Dutch paintings from the 16th to the 18th century, and European art from the Middle Ages through to today. The ground floor showcases outstanding temporary exhibitions on the history of art and contemporary art.
After its renovation and the restoration of its original layout, the former Prince's Palace on the Damm now serves as gallery for art of the 19th and 20th century. The development of the fine arts in Germany is shown on two floors, starting with romanticism and classicist art.
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri 9 am - 5pm, Thurs 9am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday Sun 10am - 5pm.
Address: Damm 1, 26135 Oldenburg
Tags: Oldenburg, Castle, Palace, Museum, Art, Cultural History
Location of State Museum of Art and Cultural History (including Oldenburg Palace, the Augusteum, and the Prince's Palace)
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