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