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Stategies of Collecting an Displaying China in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Gotha's Chinese Cabinet
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Dr. Emily Teo
05/2021 - 04/2024
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
300 000 €
My research project brings renewed attention to a significant Chinese collection in early-nineteenth-century Germany, the Chinese Cabinet in Gotha, established by Duke Emil August (1772–1822) of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg from 1804 to 1810. Consisting of over 2000 objects, the Cabinet was a great sensation during the first decades of the nineteenth-century and was described as the most important Chinese collection in continental Europe. However, following the establishment of national museums across…

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