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NEW PALACE IN SANSSOUCI PARK

NEW PALACE IN SANSSOUCI PARK
Potsdam, Germany
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BACKGROUND

Sanssouci, meaning “without care,” was the name given to the summer estate created by Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786) starting in 1744. The Neues Palais, or New Palace, a grand residence for the royal family and their guests, was completed in 1769. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF helped the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation (Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten) to restore four rooms of the Lower Royal Suite (Unteres Fürstenquartier) of the New Palace. The rooms are located on the ground floor of the main wing and overlook the formal garden. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Because of their incomplete state of conservation, the four rooms of the Lower Royal Suite have not been open to the public for more than 20 years. In addition to preserving the artistry and craftsmanship of sculptors, plasterers, varnishers, and painters of the era of Frederick the Great, this project will allow these spaces to be visited and appreciated by the public. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Frederick's Risk
The Art Newspaper, Sunday, April 1, 2012
Frederick's Risk
The Art Newspaper, Thursday, March 29, 2012
Das Untere Fürstenquartier im Potsdamer Neuen Palais ist restauriert
Märkische Verlags- und Druck-Gesellschaft mbH, Thursday, January 19, 2012