20. Nov 2021 – 30. Jan 2022

Museum pieces

Museum pieces
90 Years of Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz

When the Chemnitz history society (Verein für Chemnitzer Geschichte) was inaugurated in 1872, priority was given to collecting and presenting valuable objects and documents that were important in the history of the city. Over many decades holdings amounting to about 25,000 exhibits were gathered. Housed initally in provisional rooms, it became possible in 1931 to establish a special museum devoted to the history of the city in the former Benedictine monastery and later electoral castle.

To mark its 90th jubilee, a selection of donations and purchases dating from the past two decades will illustrate what valuable things were produced in Chemnitz, what interesting objects might almost have been disposed of, and how much beautiful material has been preserved in private collections. Confronted with the splendid and sometimes mysterious exhibits in the display cases, visitors are invited to explore the question of what characterizes a museum piece