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treasures 2On March 13th, 2018 the Asem Alem Academy of Arts will kick off its Spring lecture series with a talk by Doctor Bernhard Lauer Treasures of Germany’s Museums. The lecture will be conducted in Russian. Doctor Lauer is the curator for the Brother’s Grimm exhibit from Germany and the director of the Brothers Grimm Society in Kassel. He was also the Director of the Brothers Grimm Museum for many years.

Germany is home to some of the world’s largest collections of artistic masterpieces, including the Pergamon and Egyptian Museums in Berlin, the Durer House Museum in Nuremberg, the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam and many others. In Berlin alone there are more than 170 museums and art collections, housing masterworks from antiquity to the modern era. In the Pergamon Museum, guests can see artifacts from the Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian Empires, including the Pergamon Altar and Ishtar Gate. The most famous piece in the collection, the Bust of Nefertiti, is located in the Neues Museum. It was donated to the museum by James Simon, a wealthy entrepreneur who financed several expeditions to Egypt.

The Spring Lecture Series includes 33 lectures in Russian on world history and art spanning a variety of topics including ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Lectures will discuss painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, design and fashion from many historical periods in a variety of styles and genres.

The series will acquaint attendees with the art of the Byzantine Empire and the Kievan Rus, Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the art of Holland, Flanders, Germany, France, Spain and Russia. Several lectures will discuss architecture of the ancient world, Islam, the Renaissance, Baroque and the 20th Century. The lectures are read by leading specialists from The Kasteev Museum and throughout Kazakhstan as well as international experts. The Asem Alem Academy collaborates with the Embassies of France and Germany as well as the Art Lane Gallery and other organizations.

After Saturday lectures, attendees may explore the halls of the Museum where they can see a wide array of works from our permanent collection and temporary exhibits.

Join us to learn more about the fascinating world of art! See details on other upcoming events on the Museum’s website: http://www.gmirk.kz/ru/lang-ru-akademiya-lang-lang-en-academy-lang-lang-kz-akademiya-lang

Kazakh language lectures can be arranged by request; please contact the Museum for details: http://www.gmirk.kz/kz/lang-ru-akademiya-lang-lang-en-academy-lang-lang-kz-akademiya-lang

Academy curator - Clara Isabaeva