On Gun Smoke and Battle Idyll. White Gold from the Frankenthal Manufactory

A coffee and tea service with 43 pieces has rarely been so completely preserved. Christian Heinrich Winterstein, one of the best Frankenthal porcelain artists, painted it around 1766. Fighting on horseback against a historical backdrop, soldiers resting in naturalistic landscapes, camp scenes and dramatic battles convey an idealised image of actual warfare in the 18th century. This artistic porcelain service is one of the most splendid works of the Porcelain Manufactory of the Elector Carl Theodor in Frankenthal. Visitors will be taken on a fascinating time journey into the cultural history of the 18th century. Paintings, graphics and weapons from the rem's collections place the service in its historical context and cast light on the motifs portrayed.


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Worlds of Music

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition “Worlds of Music“ introduces music as a human phenomenon. Music instruments from all over the world and different epochs showcase the links between sound and nature, humans, spirits...

Egypt - Land of Immortality

Temporary exhibition at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen until 11.11.2018

The exhibition “Egypt: Land of Immortality” opens the doors to the fascinating world of advanced civilization on the Nile. The exhibits, which are up to 6,000 years old, are the centrepiece of a show...

REFORMATION! The Southwest and Europe

Temporary exhibition at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen until 02.04.2018

Renowned players of the 16th century such as Philipp Melanchthon, Johannes Calvin or Martin Bucer testify to the diversity of the paths of the Reformation in the Age of Confession. In the imperial...

Simply Beastly! Fun with Dino, Panda & Co.

Temporary exhibition at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen from 13.05.2018

A hands-on exhibition for the whole family.

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