German Schiller Museum Reopens

11 November 2009 (Last Updated November 11th, 2009 18:30)

The Schiller National Museum in Marbach, Germany has been reopened, following completion of a three-year restoration process . The restoration has been undertaken by UK-based David Chipperfield Architects. David Chipperfield recently completed the interior restoration, whi

The Schiller National Museum in Marbach, Germany has been reopened, following completion of a three-year restoration process .

The restoration has been undertaken by UK-based David Chipperfield Architects.

David Chipperfield recently completed the interior restoration, which included the exhibition rooms on the main floor as well as the rooms on the lower level.

The museum holds a permanent exhibition of literature and features nine rooms in an area of 450m², showcasing 700 exhibits from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Historic works have been stored in several main parts of the building while portions of the attic, roof, windows and façade have been rebuilt.

The museum was originally built in 1903 and comprises an ensemble of buildings, other wings such as the German Literature Archive and the Museum of Modern Literature were added in 1970s and 2006 respectively.