Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg
Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg presents exhibitions of contemporary art for the enjoyment of the public in a unique and historic setting. The Schloss, situated near Hannover, has a history that stretches back almost one thousand years. For centuries it was a convent and later a monastery. In the 19th Century it became the residence of the Dukes of Münster who commissioned the renowned Hanoverian architect Georg Ludwig Laves to convert it to a stately home. Artist Georg Baselitz acquired the property in the 1970s and it became his residence and studio for approximately thirty years until its sale in 2006. Since then, the Schloss has been reunited with the adjacent domain and both have undergone extensive renovations to become one of the largest privately owned public museums for contemporary art in Europe.