Website of The Carl Heinrich von Heineken Society

Posted in resources by Editor on March 5, 2017


Many readers are likely to find the the Society and its website (in German, English, and French) of interest:

cropped-icon-01The Carl Heinrich von Heineken Society (Die Carl Heinrich von Heineken Gesellschaft) was established in 2016 and aims to explore the work and life of Carl Heinrich von Heineken (1707–1791), the founder of modern print studies. Building on Heineken’s Idée générale (the founding manifesto of all modern print rooms written in exile in Altdöbern), the Society considers previously unevaluated sources and sheds new light on the historic significance of the universal scholar for the Age of Enlightenment in the second half of the eighteenth century.

The Society also places particular emphasis on researching the history of Altdöbern Palace, including the sumptuous gardens co-designed by Heineken. The scholarly findings are frequently showcased in publications, public events, lectures, and exhibitions.

An art historical reference library is also being assembled, together with an extensive collection of prints which encompasses all engravings published by Heineken during his lifetime after artworks in the Dresden Picture Gallery and the painting collection of Count Brühl. These resources are available to all parties interested in art and culture upon request.


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