Every year Schloss Fasanerie displays some of the House of Hesse art collection in the form of special exhibitions. A catalogue that also serves as a record of sections of the extensive art collection is published to accompany each of these exhibitions. All catalogues still in stock may be ordered here online by mail order.
All publications are in German, you can find all of them here.
We hope you still enjoy them!
This year's special exhibition of the Museum Schloss Fasanerie "The furniture of the powerful - masterpieces of carpentry and their owners" is dedicated to princely furniture and the people to whom it once belonged. In the late 18th century, valuable secretaries, decorative tables, and seating furniture were not just objects of daily use, but also objects of art that revealed a lot about their owners and their social position.
The accompanying, richly illustrated exhibition catalog deals with the works of prince-bishops as well as masterpieces of Hessian and German furniture art, which were once commissioned by the electors of Hesse.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Countess Anna, the "Kulturstiftung des Hauses Hessen" is dedicating an extensive special exhibition to the last resident of Schloss Fasanerie. Born as a Prussian princess and married to Landgrave Friedrich von Hessen at the age of 17, Anna lived through the German unification wars with the annexation of Kurhessen by her uncle, the Prussian King Wilhelm I, and the foundation of the German Empire. At the end of their eventful life were the horrors of the First World War and the fall of the monarchy in Germany.
The accompanying, richly illustrated exhibition catalogue deals with the life stages of a multifaceted personality, their family conflicts, special talents and passions for music, as well as their hold on to faith.
In the exhibition "Court Hunting in Hesse", the Museum Schloss Fasanerie was dedicated to hunting from 13 May to 5 November 2017 as part of court, political and social life in Hesse from the late Renaissance to the early 20th century. Six historical hunting events in Hesse are listed in the catalog. The readers experience to former types of hunting (including pickling, parforce hunting, discontinued hunting). There are also pictures of the impressive exhibits, such as historical hunting weapons, artistic powder bottles, guided deer trophies and large-format paintings.
The unmatched objects crafted by Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé from the decades around 1900, which were commissioned by the families of the last two tsars, are masterpieces of European decorative art. They combine the finest taste with the highest technical perfection. Artwork from Fabergé was presented as a gift within the House of Romanov on various occasions and sent all over Europe to the royal relatives. Thus his objects are also symbols of the well-functioning international network of dynasties in the 19th century.
The exhibition “Fabergé – Gifts from the House of Romanov” (June to November 2016) and the present catalogue show more than 100 objects of the famous jeweler and illustrate the connection of the Russian imperial family to German principalities using the children of the Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by the Rhine and his wife Alice, born princess of Great Britain, as examples. The personalities involved are introduced through contemporary photos, selected portraits and personal items.
The exhibition "Medals on Royal Porcelain" was dedicated to the phenomenon of decoration service in Russia and Prussia. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalog published in 2013.
The so-called "Generals Services" produced by KPM were presented and described. Especially with the service of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia all the pieces are still preserved in Darmstadt.
The Hessian service from Iron Helmet, the largest service, the KPM has ever made is completely presented in the book. All dessert plates and coffee cups are cataloged and illustrated in color. This banquet china provides an exceptional and complete testimony to the skills of the KPM in the period around 1820.
The catalog includes over 500 illustrations.