Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum

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Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum
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Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum
Established 1754
Location Braunschweig
Type Art museum
Website Official website

The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum (HAUM) is an art museum in the German city of Braunschweig, Lower Saxony.

Founded in 1754, the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is one of the oldest museums in Europe. It houses a collection of masters of Western art, including Cranach, Holbein, Van Dyck, Vermeer, Rubens, and Rembrandt. The museum is based on the Schloss Salzdahlum art collection of Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1633–1714), after whom it is named. In period catalogs, the term Bilder-Galerie zu Salzthalen refers to this collection.

The Copperplate Cabinet, with its over 100,000 pieces of print graphics and 10,000 drawings, is of great importance. There are also rotating exhibitions of art and craftwork from all over the world. Among items is the journal of Matthaeus Schwarz, an accountant very interested in fashion who documented his outfits throughout his adult life at a time when it was thought that people not of the highest rank dressed drably, the first known fashion book.[1]

The present museum building was opened in 1887. Its architect, Oskar Sommer, planned the building in Italian Renaissance style. Currently, the museum is closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2015 at the earliest.



  1. ^ "BBC News - Fashion: The accountant who created the first book of fashion". BBC News. 

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Coordinates: 52°15′48″N 10°31′59″E / 52.26333°N 10.53306°E / 52.26333; 10.53306