Since 2013, the Mittelrhein- Museum is already situated in the Forum Confluentes.
So it is time to draw a first interim balance. The Cabinet Exhibition “Donated, Purchased and Resurrected” not only presents donations and purchases from recent years, but also resurrections of works of art, some of which had been lost for decades due to the events of the Second World War. In 2017, for example, a total of seven missing pictures, including a painting by the Koblenz painter Januarius Zick, returned to Koblenz, which had lain in a French attic for 71 years.
At the same time, the exhibition is a “thank you” to the many supporters of the Mittelrhein-Museum. In 2017, for example, the „Koblenzer Kulturstiftung“ made it possible to purchase a large-format Hermann Anschütz painting from 1837, which shows the married couple August and Wilhelmine Deinhard. The most important purchase for over 20 years are two main works by Januarius Zick, was financed by the “Kulturstiftung der Länder” the “Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung”, the “Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Kultur” and the “Association of Friends of the Mittelrhein-Museum and the Ludwig Museum zu Koblenz e.V”.
Apart from the donations from private property which include many small and large treasures of different styles of art, we are also proud to present donations by artists which we received after our relocation to the “Central Place”. Here, we would like to mention Uta Schotten and Mary Bauermeister who both donated one of their works to the Museum.
A donation of graphic artworks by the artist Heijo Hangen, who died in 2019, will also be on display in the Cabinet Exhibition.