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Special exhibition

Small, intimate, precious. - Portrait miniatures of European rulers

June 20 to October 11, 2020

Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They are tiny, yet full of meaning: portrait miniatures. Especially in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, they were elaborately manufactured to be given away to loved ones or potential spouses. They were carried with you, on a chain around your neck or on your wrist, kept in cases or applied to small cans. They were the forerunners of the photos that were kept in your wallet in the 20th century and that we have saved on our smartphones today. From June 20 to October 11, Schloss Fasanerie shows fascinating portrait miniatures of European rulers from the collection of the cultural foundation of the House of Hesse. The exciting stories behind the tiny portraits of kings and princesses are told, one learns with what elaborate technique the portraits were made and who the most famous artists of miniature painting were. Visitors can be inspired by great art in a small format.

Opening times, tours and admission prices

Tuesday to Sunday and on public holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: 6.00 euros / 5.00 euros (reduced) / 3.00 euros (pupils)

Guided tours through the special exhibition:
Dates will be announced.
Admission including guided tour: 9.00 euros / 7.50 euros (reduced) / 4.00 euros (pupils)

Guided tours for groups by appointment.
Price per group: 150.00 euros (max. 20 people, registration required)