History and tradition
The Museum is located in a neo-Renaissance building, its architecture reminiscent of a 16th- century townhall in the Rhineland. The basement houses important archaeological collections, among which are the finds from over 750 burial sites from the Bronze and Iron Ages, excavated in the Haguenau Forest. The Roman era is represented by a number of beautiful bronze objects. The history of the medieval city of Hagenau is portrayed by means of charters, coins, goblets etc. from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Sculptures, stained glass windows, ceramics and weapons are representative of religious and civilian life in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance period. A room is reserved for the faience wares produced by the Hannong family in the 18th century when one of their manufactories was in Hagenau. Glassware collected by David Henninger testifies to the importance of glass production in easternFrance: among over 80 objects are vases, lamps and dishes made in Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Regional artistic production is showcased with paintings, sculptures and ceramics made by Alsatian artists.
August Herborth, Ceramist and Artist without Borders
As a technically and artistically skilled ceramist, August Herborth, 1878 to 1968, created vases, sculptures, decorative tiled stoves and fountains in the style of Jugendstil. He designed models for the potters of Baden-Baden, Strasbourg and Soufflenheim. Inspired by the art of native...
15/09 to 30/06 : WED-SUN 14.00-17.30
01/07 to 15/09 : WED-SUN 10.00-12.30, 13.30-18.00
Closed: 1.01, Easter Sunday, 1.05, 1.11, 25.12
9 rue du Maréchal Foch
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