The princely collection of the Hessian landgraves, which had already been exhibited in the Fridericianum, is at the core of a collection of Applied Arts (previously the Handicraft and Sculpture Collection). Entitled “SchatzKunst 800–1800” (Treasures of Art 800–1800), the inventory, which has since doubled in size many times over, was last on display in the Museum of Hessian History.
In addition to medieval sculptures, altars, craftwork and sacred objects, the collection also features large portions of the treasuries and silver chamber, but also valuable works from the art chamber of Wilhelm IV and Moritz the Scholar. The museum also houses Baroque art from the court of Landgrave Carl, a historic glass collection of Wilhelm VIII and a no less significant historic amber collection, ivory collection, Hessian faiences, porcelain from Meißen, Kassel, Fulda and objects from the princely gallery from China and Japan. The inventory of jewellery, sculptures, textiles, furniture and the Hessian coin cabinet with coins, medallions and gems are also both extensive and significant.
Due to renovations in the Museum of Hessian History and the Collection of Applied Arts are closed
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