Symposia, Excursions and Commission meetings
Excursion to Dresden, Germany, May 2005
Meissen Porcelain and Hunting in the 18th Century
The Commission held its latest event in Dresden on 20-21 May 2005.
Dresden, the capital city of Saxony (former Eastern Germany), is fast reassuming its position as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It has always been a leader in culture and architecture, hence the name “Elbflorenz” (Florence at the Elbe river).
On Friday, 20 May the participants had a chance to visit the “Dresdner Residenzschloss”, the “Gläsernen Manufaktur of Volkswagen” and the famous State Meissen Porcelain Manufactory as well as the special exhibition “Hunting on Porcelain” in the Castle of Moritzburg guided by Dr. Pietsch. In the evening Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe received the Commission members at the Castle of Proschwitz with dinner, wine tasting and a little chamber music (Schumann: Sonaten für Klavier und Violine).
Saturday’s program was again varied including a visit to the newly rebuilt “Frauenkirche” (Our Lady’s Church, officially not open anymore to the public), and a visit to the Gallery “Alte Meister”. From 11 o'clock in the morning the Commission held a meeting where the candidacies to the HUNTING IN ART PRIZES 2005 were examined by the Commission’s Jury and the two winners were selected. At the end of the day there was an opera evening at the beautifully renovated “Semperoper”, the State Opera of Saxony.
The two-day program ended with a dinner at Villa Marie (near Blaues Wunder).
For more details read the official report made by Mr. Marian Číž.