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Visitors' centre
Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Residenzschloss
Taschenberg 2 / Schlossstraße
01067 Dresden (Altstadt)
Getting here

Opening times
Daily, 10-18.00

Postal address
Postfach 12 05 51
01006 Dresden

Visitors' services
Tel. +49(0)351 4914 2000
Fax +49(0)351 4914 2001
besucherservice@skd.museum

Website
www.skd.museum

Museums, collections, archives and palaces
(with information on getting there)
Residenzschloss
- Grünes Gewölbe
- Münzkabinett
- Kupferstich-Kabinett
- Türckische Cammer 
- Kunstbibliothek       
  
Albertinum 
- Skulpturensammlung    
- Galerie Neue Meister
- Gerhard Richter Archiv
     
Zwinger mit Semperbau
- Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
- Rüstkammer
    
- Porzellansammlung    
- Mathematisch-Physikalischer 
  Salon
   
Schloss Pillnitz
- Kunstgewerbemuseum
  
Jägerhof
- Museum für Sächsische
  Volkskunst und Puppen-
  theatersammlung

Kunstfonds
Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Masterpieces in 14 museums

The collections and size of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD; Dresden State Art Collections) make them the most comprehensive institution among the cultural beacons. In addition to its 14 museums, the Kunstfonds (Art Fund), the Gerhard Richter Archive and an art library also belong to the SKD. Its wonderful art treasures make the SKD one of the world's most important museums. The collections originated in the Kunstkammer (cabinet of art) that was begun by the Saxon Electors in the mid sixteenth century. Under rulers with a taste for art – such as August the Strong and his son – the collection later grew into a magnificent ensemble, characteristic of Baroque courtly society and designed to impress: the collections of the Zwinger, Residenzschloss (royal palace), the Albertinum and Schloss Pillnitz still testify to this fact.
The Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen (Saxon State Ethnographic Collections) with locations in Dresden, Leipzig und Herrnhut entered into the SKD in 2010. This will permit both collections to more fully exploit their potential for collaborative projects, exhibitions and research work in the future.



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