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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    settled in Frankfurt in 1821 Here he built the orphanage 1826 the hospital of the Jewish community ca 1827 and a house for the Leerse Bernus family in the Saalhof courtyard 1840 The last mentioned work bears his name Burnitzbau and today constitutes part of the historisches museum The young Rudolf Heinrich initially apprenticed with his father before going on to train with Heinrich Hübsch in Karlsruhe and at the Berlin Bauakademie Following a lengthy stay in Italy he designed numerous public and private buildings in his native town for example commercial buildings in Liebfrauenstrasse Malakoff 1858 the Saalbau in Junghofstrasse 1861 the gasworks of the Neue Frankfurter Gasgesellschaft 1861 63 the Altes Bürgerhospital in the Senckenbergische Stift 1874 begun by Oskar Pichler the Neue Börse 1874 79 the Grunelius Villa on Untermainkai 1877 and a large number of tenement buildings The historical museum frankfurt recently took advantage of an opportunity to purchase part of the Burnitz Family estate and thus to enhance its existing Burnitz holdings with a large collection of drawings watercolours photographs paintings busts and personal documents once belonging to the two architects Particularly worthy of mention here are sketches from their training years design drawings for

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    had a collection of butterflies insects and birds which was highly appreciated by eighteenth century European entomologists Among its holdings were the butterflies once belonging to Maria Sibylla Merian Gerning accordingly also made a major contribution to the illustrations and descriptions in the entomological encyclopaedia Les papillons d Europe published by Engramelle and Ernst in Paris between 1779 and 1792 The extremely rare work produced in an edition of a

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Museum under Construction
    wallpapers What they have in common is that they are objects of art and culture which made of paper for the most part react sensitively to changes in temperature and humidity and have to be protected from overly humid as well as overly dry environments For that reason they are being transported in climate controlled containers More specifically these are wooden boxes especially designed to maintain stable temperature and humidity levels for several hours and thus to protect the prints and photos not only from mechanical damage and soiling but also from the effects of atmospheric conditions such as rain snow dryness and cold during transport First however the objects have to be lifted out of their storage drawers in their portfolios packed in acid free paper and placed in the containers Once a chest of drawers has been emptied its interior is vacuum and damp cleaned The cabinets and the climate control containers are taken to the new storage facility and set up there and the holdings still in their travel wrappings are returned to the cabinets Everything is labelled precisely so that the cabinets can be placed in their designated new spots and the objects put back in

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Museum under Construction
    especially for the respective work others in cardboard tubes or simply wrapped in brown paper They lay side by side on shelves or stood on end in cabinets The conservators were now faced with the task of packing these objects for safe transport while at the same time improving the manner of storage Keeping works on paper in a rolled state saves space and is necessary for especially large formats On the other hand it can cause damage for example in the paint layer In other cases tensions develop in the paper making it difficult to unroll and thus to use the works These problems were countered by choosing new cardboard tubes with diameters of up to twenty centimetres The packing material was likewise improved Due to their relatively high acid content brown paper and grey board cause paper deterioration as well as conspicuous browning in the originals These materials were accordingly replaced by archival quality cardboard tubes whose composition meets conservatorial standards making them suitable for long term storage purposes Additional packing material consisting of acid free corrugated cardboard will prevent pressure from being exerted by the weight of the object itself or other objects which might be stacked

    Original URL path: http://www.historisches-museum-frankfurt.de/index.php?article_id=497&clang=1 (2016-04-25)
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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - The Kronberger Haus
    tobacco factory and later town hall school and library as well as headquarters of the Höchst voluntary fire brigade The Höchster Porzellan Manufaktur Having been granted a privilege by the archbishop and elector of Mainz Johann Friedrich Carl von Ostein the Höchster Porzellan Manufaktur was founded in 1746 making it the second oldest porcelain manufactory in Germany It produced high quality European porcelain art However the turmoil of the revolutionary

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    historic textile it was vital to ensure that it suffer no further distortion and consequent damage owing to its own weight It was therefore decided to mount it on a sloping cloth covered surface incidentally the standard procedure nowadays when museums exhibit objects of this kind The supporting structure was made with great precision by the Zeschick carpentry workshop in close consultation with the museum After the decision had been taken to hang the tapestry in its present position above the Wedding Balcony in the Römer it quickly became clear to all concerned that extra assistance would be needed to perform the complex task of hanging it without mishap This only became possible once Ulrich Lang conservator at the MMK and Stefan Bressel art handler who both have many years of experience in hanging large format works had promised us their help On a Saturday morning under their guidance and with the assistance of two members of the Römer staff a two hour performance ensued by the end of which the tapestry had been raised on its mount to what was indeed an unusual height and successfully attached to the wall Finally at the 2012 New Year s reception the tapestry was ready for its first public viewing in the Römer Past progress reports Renovation of the historical buildings Construction and Demolition Taking Place Side by Side Historical Buildings to be Finished in Time for Christmas Close to the water s edge Toll Tower Soon to Tick Again Good progress on the construction site due to mild autumn Excavations expose ancient floors and wall remnants Fine Tuning at the Construction Site Puzzle solving at a dizzying height and 70 C Staufer Tower recognizable once again New perspectives on the Toll Tower Precision work with 800 kg 21 tons of reinforcement

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Collections
    These standards provide fascinating insight into the history of art and civic society in Frankfurt in the period around 1840 Through scholarly study and conservatorial treatment they are now to be made perceivable once again as multifaceted historical reflections of that era of the city s past As such they will form an exceptional highlight of the museum s permanent exhibitions in the decades to come The painted banner of

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  • Historisches Museum Frankfurt - Museum under Construction
    tapestry to be handled and what precautions have to be taken when moving it to new quarters Woven around 1710 in a manufactory in Brussels the tapestry depicts a peasants fair a pictorial motif belonging to a group featuring rural scenes The model for the depiction on a so called cartoon was a composition by the painter David Teniers of Antwerp The well known artist developed many scenes for realization as large scale tapestries in various workshops in Brussels Like all new acquisitions in the textile collection this tapestry measuring 286 5 by 421 centimetres was first treated in the historical museum s nitrogen dry cleaning device to counter possible pest infestation Following this procedure it was laid out flat for close inspection and discussion of the necessary conservation measures For its coming move the tapestry has to be rolled onto a tube made of acid free archival quality cardboard Since the tapestry has to be stored with the picture side facing up it is first turned over For an object of this size it takes four people to carry out the turning process in such a way as to subject the object to the least possible stress Before the

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