„The Golden Mile Ritterstrasse“


is the title of an exhibition at Berlin's Kreuzberg-Museum opening on August 27, 2005,  19 h.


In the period between the First and Second World Wars, the Kreuzberg district's Ritterstrasse was one of the major trade centres in Berlin and was the home of many factories and warehouses for a wide variety of manufactured goods, including art objects.  Unfortunately, most of these Ritterstrasse facilities were destroyed during the bombings at the end of World War II.  Among those facilities destroyed was the artistic workshop of Preiss & Kassler.


One showroom of the exhibition is dedicated to the firm of Preiss & Kassler. Acccompanying the display of selected bronze and ivory sculptures made at the Preiss & Kassler workshop, the manufacturing processes to produce these figures are described.  In addition, some insights are given into the international trade connections of this firm, as well as the artistic and business aspects of ivory carving.


The Kreuzberg-Museum is located at Adalbertstr.  95a, 10999 Berlin.  The Exhibition will run from August 28 through February 28, 2006. Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-18 h.