The Green Vault is a museum located in Dresden, which contains the largest treasure collection in Europe. The museum was founded in 1723 by Augustus the Strong of Poland and Saxony, it features a variety of exhibits in styles from Baroque to Classicism; the Green Vault is named after the malachite green painted column bases and capitals of the initial rooms. It has some claim to be the oldest museum in the world. After the bombing of Dresden during World War II, the Grünes Gewölbe was restored. Today, its treasures are shown in two exhibitions: The Historic Green Vault is famous for its splendors of the historic treasure chamber as it existed in 1733, while the New Green Vault focuses the attention on each individual object in neutral rooms; the Grünes Gewölbe is located on the first and second floors of the western section of Dresden Castle. It is now part of the Dresden State Art Collections. In 1547, Holy Roman elector Moritz of Saxony ordered the construction an additional wing to Dresden Castle.
Four of the added rooms on the first floor of the palace were given elaborate, molded plaster ceilings. In these rooms, the column bases and capitals were painted a bluish-green color. Due to this coloring, the rooms were referred to as the "Green Vault." The official name of these rooms, which were protected against fire and robbery by thick walls and iron shutters and doors, was "Privy Repository". Throughout the 17th century, the Privy Repository was used by the rulers of the Electorate of Saxony as a private treasure chamber for important documents and jewelry. Between 1723 and 1729, the elector Frederic Augustus I, today referred to as Augustus the Strong, turned the private chambers into a public museum. First, he commanded splendid rooms to be created in; the Pretiosensaal and the Eckkabinett were listed as completed in the inventory of 1725. An extension followed in 1727. Augustus' intentions have been preserved on a ground plan from 1727; as in the first construction phase, the architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann planned and built a museum-like, artistic structure of German Baroque grandeur.
A suite of eight interconnecting rooms was constructed whose architectural beauty complemented the abundance and quality of the priceless treasures. Augustus the Strong could now exhibit his entire collection of valuables, including bronze statues and works of art in silver, gold and ivory; the sequence of rooms was deliberately staged. By the end of his four-decade-long reign in 1733, Augustus the Strong had made his crown treasures and his inherited riches accessible to the public – an unprecedented innovation in the Baroque period; these rooms remained unchanged for two centuries. When war was imminent in 1938, the art treasures were taken to the Königstein Fortress; the Green Vault was damaged in the February 13, 1945 bombing of Dresden in World War II. Three of the eight rooms were destroyed. At the end of the war in 1945, the treasures were confiscated by the Red Army and transported to the Soviet Union. After their return to Dresden in 1958, part of the collection was displayed at the Albertinum.
In 2004, the Neues Grünes Gewölbe was opened on the second floor of the rebuilt Dresden castle. Its modern style of presentation centers on the works of art. In 2006, the reconstructed Historisches Grünes Gewölbe was reopened in the magnificent suite of rooms on the first floor as it had existed in 1733 at the time of its founder's death. On 25 November 2019, the Green Vault was broken into, three sets of early 18th century royal jewellery were stolen; each set consists of 37 items, made up of diamonds, rubies and sapphires. It was estimated. Prior to the 2019 heist, the collection consisted of over 4,000 pieces, with 1,100 on display in the New Green Vault and about 3,000 shown in the Historic Green Vault. Entrance to the Historic Green Vault requires advance purchase of tickets for a specific entry time slot. A limited number of tickets is sold every morning; the New Green Vault can be visited at any time. The Historic Green Vault has 3,000 pieces of jewelry on display, including works in gold and ivory.
Gemstone vessels and bronze statuettes are on display without showcases, in front of mirrored display walls. The Historic Green Vault is located on the first floor of Dresden Castle, spans 2,000 square metres. With these treasure chambers, Augustus the Strong realised his vision of a Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk as an expression of wealth and absolutist power, he presented his treasures to a select public, thus establishing the Green Vault as one of Europe's oldest museums. The Historic Green Vault consists of nine rooms and one entrance chamber: The Vorgewölbe: a collection of Schatzkunst of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance; the Bernsteinkabinett: artworks made of amber. The Elfenbeinzimmer: great variety of carved art pieces and small statues, all made from real ivory; the Weißsilberzimmer: silver artwor
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