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Collection & Exhibition Catalogues

Special exhibitions and insights into the collections

This series of publications offers the opportunity to present selected and previously unpublished collections of the museum to a broad public.

All books are available in German language only. Orders can be placed via museum@heidecksburg!

Das Lebenswerk des Bildhauers und Modelleurs Arthur Storch besticht durch eine Vielfalt an plastischen Arbeiten in ganz unterschiedlichen Materialien und Größen, ausgehend von Bauplastik, über Porzellanmodelle bis hin zu Medaillen. Kein anderer in Volkstedt tätiger Modelleur kann auf ein solch umfangreiches und von Erfolg gekröntes Oeuvre zurückblicken. Sein persönlicher Nachlass umfasst etwa 100 Zeichnungen, 12 Medaillen sowie 40 plastische Arbeiten – von seiner Enkeltochter Käte Rolle (Rudolstadt) sorgsam aufbewahrt. Seit vielen Jahren sammelt sie akribisch Informationen, die eine Grundlage für die Erarbeitung seiner Biografie und einer Bestandsaufnahme seines Schaffens bilden.

herausgegeben von Jeanette Lauterbach

Seiten: 144 S. mit über 250 meist farbigen Abb.
Einband, Format: Festeinband, 24 x 30 cm, mit Schutzumschlag
Erschienen: 2022

Preis: 25,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-947272-12-9

In this book, published on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the museum in Heidecksburg Palace, exhibits from the most diverse collection areas of the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg are presented, which, like a journey through time, make it possible to experience the development from the count's cabinet of rarities to the modern castle museum. Each individual object tells its own exciting story. With this book, readers can follow in the footsteps of the past and learn more about the »Chamber of Wonders at Heidecksburg Castle«.

published by S. Luederitz, L. Unbehaun & S. Reinhard

Pages: 262 p. with more than 200 coloured illustrations
Binding, format: Softcover with flaps, 22 x 26 cm
Publication date: 2020

Price: 15,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-947272-11-2

The booklet is the ideal travel companion for exploring the »Castles of the Praised Island«. Helga Kaempf-Jansen first explains in an introductory article »How to invent a huge cosmos with tiny little figures«. Then the kingdoms and their castles are presented in text and pictures. A short biography of Gerhard Baetz and Manfred Kiedorf concludes the bibliophile volume.

Pages: 96 p. with 74 coloured illustrations
Binding, format: paperback with dusk jacket, 17 x 13 cm
Edition: 1. revised new issue
Publication date: 2019

Price: 9,80 €
ISBN: 978-3-947272-10-5

Joachim Grambeck's passion for collecting began over 30 years ago. Up to the present, a continuously growing collection with over 250 animal sculptures from the time of 1910 to 1930 has been created. Fascinating animal models by outstanding sculptors show the new artistic challenges of the great German porcelain manufactories Meissen, Nymphenburg, Berlin and Schwarzburgian workshops for porcelain art founded in 1909 by Max Adolf Pfeiffer in Thuringia. This extensive Grambeck collection with its extraordinary quality and remarkable variety of animal sculptures represents porcelain design on its way to modernity.

Pages: 135 p. with large-format colour photographs of all animal sculptures in the exhibition
Binding, format: hardcover, 24 x 30 cm
Publication date: 2019

Price: 19,50 €
ISBN: 978-3-947272-09-9

The publication was released as a companion book to the exhibition »Meine Reise nach Maghrebinien. Günther Jahn - Painting and Graphic Art« from 3 August to 31 December 2018 at the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg.

Pages: 143 p. with 150 mostly coloured illustrations
Format: 30,5 x 24,5
Publication date: 2018

Price: 24,50 €
ISBN: 978-3-947272-05-1

The 230th anniversary of Schiller's momentous »Rudolstadt Summer«, when he met Goethe and his future wife Charlotte, was the occasion for the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg and the Schillerhaus Rudolstadt to conceive a cabinet exhibition devoted specifically to the material evidence from Schiller's Rudolstadt environment. An accompanying volume was published with contributions by Dr. Daniela Danz, Dr. Michael Davidis, Dr. Christoph Schmaelzle, Dr. F. Carlo Schmid and Dr. Lutz Unbehaun.

Pages: 184 p. with 84 mostly coloured illustrations
Binding, format: bound in linen, 21,5 x 15 cm
Publication date: 2018

Price: 19,50 €
ISBN: 978-3947272-08-2

with texts by Daniela Danz, Michael Hametner, Hans-Peter Jacobsen, Ingrid Maut and Lutz Unbehaun

This book pays tribute to the work of the artist Volkmar Kuehn, who lives in the Thuringian monastery of Mildenfurth. In this refuge – away from the major art centres – a considerable oeuvre was created, which to this day includes numerous clay works and fireclay as well as bronze sculptures. In its entirety, it displays a remarkable stylistic coherence and, in contrast to many other artists, does not reveal any breaks or phasic changes in the perception of form.
Volkmar Kuehn and the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg in Rudolstadt have had a close relationship for over 20 years and several joint projects have been realised. In spring 2015, the Foundation of the Saalfeld-Rudolstadt District Savings Bank and the Foundation of the Hesse-Thuringia Savings Bank acquired part of Volkmar Kuehn's small sculptural oeuvre as well as the horse sculpture »Roter Huzule« and donated this collection to the museum.
The publication meticulously traces Volkmar Kuehn's oeuvre in various art-historical and cultural-historical essays and thus enables the work to be weighted and evaluated in the context of the development of contemporary sculpture.

Pages: 160 p with. 147 illustrations
Binding, format: hardcover, 32,5 x 26,5 cm
Publication date: 2017

Price: 28,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-910013-97-1

by Jens Henkel

Pages: 107 p. with approx. 40 illustrations
Binding, format: Softcover, 24 x 17 cm
Publication date: 2017

Price: 14,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-910013-99-5

by Jens Henkel and Konrad Kessler

Pages: 547 p. with approx. 850 illustrations
Binding, format: hardcover 30,5 x 26,5 cm
Publication date: 2017

Price: 68,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-910013-98-8

with contributions from Dr. Karl-Heinz Haenel, Dr. Lutz Unbehaun, Sabrina Luederitz und Juergen Winter

Alfred Traugott Moerstedt lived in Erfurt and is considered one of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century who had his centre of life in Thuringia. The precious luminosity of his imaginative pictorial inventions and the sovereignty of his artistic presentation are still remembered. Together with the »Alfred Traugott Mörstedt-Stiftung« (Alfred Traugott Moerstedt Foundation), founded in 2013, the Heidecksburg Museum presented a show of works from the artist's estate from 5 September 2015 to 28 February 2016.

Pages: 120 p. with 104 illustrations
Binding, format: hardcover, 29 x 25 cm
Publication date: 2015

Price: 24,50 €
ISBN: 978-3-910013-89-6

The co-creator of »Rococo en miniature«, Manfred Kiedorf, has sent numerous drawings, caricatures and sayings about and with the spirit of the times to friends in Rudolstadt in recent years, which have been published for the first time in this publication with accompanying texts by Matthias Biskupek.

Pages: 80 p.
Binding, format: paperback, 20 x 14 cm
Publication date: 2013

Price: out of print
ISBN: 978-3-910013-86-5

edited by Jeanette Lauterbach, a handbook for collectors, the art trade and museums

Published by Dr. Lutz Unbehaun on behalf of the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg and the Friends of Heidecksburg e.V., conzept by Jens Henkel

One focus of the ceramics collection in the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg are porcelains from the Schwarzburg workshops with a little more than 200 objects. Thus, over the past 20 years, the expansion of this collection has also involved research. In 2013, the revised catalogue raisonné was published with over 1900 models (of which approx. 1350 with picture credits) and reflects the current state of research. In this volume, the porcelain collection of the Schwarzburg workshops of the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg is published in its entirety for the first time.

Pages: 320 p. ca.with approx. 1350 illustrations
Binding, format: hardcover, 26 x 16,5 cm
Publication date: 2013

Price: 38,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-910013-80-3

The book was published for the theme year »250 Years of Porcelain in Thuringia« as a companion volume to the exhibitions of the Thuringian museums by the publishing house of the Jena Municipal Museums.

With the new catalogue »Porzellanland Thueringen«, scientists, porcelain experts and private researchers have succeeded for the first time in presenting the fascinating history of Thuringian porcelain in a compact and very vivid way. The volume on Thuringian porcelain contains a unique overall historical overview and interesting spotlights on the industrial history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Colourful, detailed photographs and particularly valuable documents illustrate this unique publication – published on the occasion of the anniversary year »250 Years of Porcelain Land Thuringia«.

Pages: 392 p.
Binding, format: paperback with dust jacket, 27,5 x 21 cm
Publication date: 2010

Price: 12,50 €
ISBN: 978-3-942176-10-1

The Judaica collection is one of the most valuable holdings in the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg in terms of cultural history. More than 35 objects, including 15 unique synagonal textiles, numerous books, two Torah scrolls, four prayer tablets and several manuscripts, bear witness to the religious life of the small Jewish community in Rudolstadt.
In terms of content, the volume offers information on the history of the Jews in Rudolstadt as well as interesting facts about the religious function of the Jewish textiles. The synagonal textiles have been given special attention because of their rarity.

with text by L. Unbehaun, D. Winker, I. Hoffmann and Ch. Schill

Pages: 84 p. with 55 coloured illustrations
Binding, format: linen, 27 x 20 cm
Publication date: 2009

Price: 20,00 €
ISBN: 978-3-910013-71-1

Quodlibets was the name Gerhard Baetz gave to his brief excursion into the world of framed miniatures. Between 1974 and 1986, he created around 200 of these enchanting objects, a selection of which are published in this volume for the first time.

Pages: 60 p. with 68 coloured illustrations
Binding, format: paperback with dusk jacket, 17 x 13 cm
Publication date: 2009

Price: out of print
ISBN: 978-3-910013-75-9

Selected and commented by D. Winker with the collaboration of D. Marek

Pages: 200 p. with 89 partly coloured illustrations
Binding, format: softcover, 24 x 20 cm
Publication date: 2005

Price: out of print
ISBN: 3-910013-54-6

with contributions by J. Henkel, J. Lauterbach, E. Mey, L. Unbehaun and D. Winker

Pages: 144 p. with 129 coloured illustrations
Binding, format: softcover, 26 x 16 cm
Publication date: 2004

Price: 5,00 €
ISBN: 3-910013-57-0

with contributions by B. Maaz, S. Schroeder, T. John, P. Rau, G. Oswald, C. A. Mihai and B. Seyderhelm

Pages: 336 p. with 170 illustrations
Binding, format: linen with dusk jacket, 28 x 21 cm
Publication date: 2003

Price: out of print
ISBN: 3-910013-55-4

Published by Freundeskreis Heidecksburg e.V. Rudolstadt and edited by J. Beger and H. Fleischer

Pages: 184 p. with 277 mostly coloured illustrations
Binding, format: paperback with dusk jacket, 28 x 21 cm
Publication date: 2002

Price: out of print

Catalogue book for an exhibition of the same name, complete documentation of the collection with 115 catalogue numbers

Pages: 182 p. with 186 mostly coloured illustrations
Binding, format: softcover, 27,5 x 21 cm
Publication date: 2000

Price: 10,00 €
ISBN: 3-910013-38-4