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TREASURE DISCOVERED! The long-lost architectural drawings of the Dukes of Mecklenburg

Europe: Heritage Lived Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Staatliches Museum Schwerin

In 2010 the architectural historian Sigrid Puntigam “discovered” a box with about 560, 18th century drawings and prints concerning the architecture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the state library.
It was a great surprise as it turned out that the box also included sheets from architects‘ estates and from building projects elsewhere in Europe. Intense research conducted into the drawings unveiled a unique panorama of architectural planning and building in Mecklenburg and Europe.

The Exhibition "Treasure Discovered!" at the Staatliches Museum Schwerin will highlight this research. It is the first exhibition that gives insight into the architectural ambitions of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin before 1800 – a must-see for everyone interested in knowing why there are so many castles in Mecklenburg- Vorpommern.