Werkstattsituation Restaurierung Rimini Altar Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt am Main © Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung

Enlarge image: Ein Mann sitzt an einem großen Mikroskop und untersucht eine weiße, liegenden Statue auf dem Tisch, daneben rechts eine weitere Statue

The Rimini Mission

3 Novembre 2021 - 25 Septembre 2022
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung

It is one of the world’s most important late medieval works of art made of alabaster and a major work in the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung: the Rimini Altarpiece (c. 1430). As of 3 November 2021, following extensive restoration, it will once again be on view in the museum’s outstanding permanent exhibition. In a concentrated special exhibition, the results of this international restoration project will be made impressively visible to the public. In four sections, the Liebieghaus scholars Harald Theiss (Head of Restoration) and Stefan Roller (Head of the Medieval Collection) explain the characteristic properties of the material alabaster, as well as the individual steps of the art-technological analysis. In addition, they illustrate the challenges of restoring this highly sensitive material and address questions of sculpture technique, as well as the original coloration of the artwork. The highlight of the special exhibition is the presentation of the masterpiece in a custom-made 4.0 × 3.5-metre display, the form of which is based on contemporary Dutch altars.

View location on Google Maps

Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
Schaumainkai 71
60596 Frankfurt

+49 (0)69 605098 200

U: 1-3, 8 (Schweizer Platz) Tram: 15, 16 (Otto-Hahn-Platz)
TUE – SUN 10 am – 6 pm
THUR 10 am – 9 pm

largely barrier-free

WC wheelchair accessible

You might also be interested in