The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Friedenstein Castle Foundation in Gotha announced their collaboration
On June 15, 2021, in Moscow, Marina Loshak, Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and Dr. Tobias Pfeifer-Helke, Director of the Museum of Friedenstein Castle in Gotha, Germany, signed an agreement on collaboration between the museums. The collaboration will include the study and high quality digital and technical documentation of art objects from the collection of the Pushkin Museum, which were in the custody of Schloss Friedenstein, Germany, until the end of the Second World War.
The collaboration with the Museum of Friedenstein Castle Foundation will see specialists from both museums working together to digitise objects kept in Gotha before 1946 and subsequently transferred to Moscow and to create a joint database. This project will for the first time present the history of 45 works of Old Western European Masters from the transferred art collection. This international initiative has been supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The database will be expanded as the objects are processed and studied. The results and stages of the joint work will be published on a special page on the website of the Department of Conservation of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, museumconservtion.ru