30th November 2019 to 19th April 2020
Hans Baldung Grien (1484/85–1545) was one of the most outstanding artists of the Renaissance. The high altarpiece of Freiburg Minster is among his main works; the Augustinermuseum houses further important works. The originals will be going on tour in the major regional exhibition “Hans Baldung Grien. Sacred | Profane”: from 30th November to 8th March they can be seen in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, whilst the Augustinermuseum will be allowing us a glance behind the scenes with a cabinet exhibition that reveals the secrets of the pictures. In partnership with the Stuttgart Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (State Academy of Art & Design), the works have been examined in advance using art technology methods. What do we know about the arrow-swinging “Amor” or the “Mary with the Sleeping Child”, her eyes filled with foreboding? Which materials and techniques did Baldung use? And how do state-of-the-art analysis techniques work? Visitors are invited to search for clues.
14/12/2019 – 04/10/2020
Whether it’s when constructing roads or houses, or renovating existing buildings: fragmentary traces of the past are unearthed wherever digging takes place or walls are encroached upon. For around 200 years, these traces have been professionally examined, safeguarded and analysed. The exhibition in the Museum für Stadtgeschichte reveals the state-of-the art techniques that archaeologists use today and the methods deployed in earlier times.
23/11/2019 – 04/10/2020
History holds many puzzles. What do we actually know about Freiburg’s past? Who founded the city and who lived here? What kind of jobs did they have? And what did they do in their free time? Were the famous Bächle always a popular place for children to play? Or what were they originally used for?