Colltecting Images [01]
The Jewish World and the Wittelsbach Dynasty

Exhibition Catalogue

The first exhibition in the year-long series Collecting Images is dedicated to the collecting of Jewish objects in Munich throughout history. It explores the role of Jewish culture in the self-representation of ruling houses, and examines what defines an object as Jewish.
Albrecht V's Renaissance cabinet of art and curiosities included a case with "Jewish implements", and the Court Library also owned precious Hebrew manuscripts from its inception. These Judaica had become available as a result of the expuslion and dispossession of Jews in the late Middle Ages. In contrast, the Bavarian National Museum - the third collection assembled by the Wittelsbach dynasty - reflects a time when Jews were permitted to live in Munich and moved into the city from Bavaria's rural communities and from eastern Europe.

Further information on the exhibition.

Collecting Images 01
The Jewish World and the Wittelsbach Dynasty
Exhibtion catalogue
Edited by Dr. Barbara Staudinger
Edition Minerva, 2007
64 pages, illustrated
ISBN 978-3-938832-16-5
€ 12,-