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PT_Ambras Castle_PLAY!_EN.indd
Play!
Games in Renaissance
and Baroque
Special Exhibition
»SPIEL! Kurzweil in
Renaissance und Barock«
16 June to 2 October 2016
daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Come on a fascinating tour around the games of centuries
long past! What were the forerunners of tennis, volleyball and
football? How did games sets for chess, Nine Men’s Morris,
draughts and tric-trac get into the princely chambers of art
and curiosities? Why were games of chance prohibited as the
work of the devil?
The exhibition brings Renaissance and Baroque games back
to life – some as fiercely contested battles, others as convivial
pastimes. Exquisite pieces, objects never exhibited before,
and true rarities offer profound insights into the history and
importance of playing games.
Using the collection of Archduke Ferdinand II as a point of
departure, this exhibitions presents exquisite masterpieces
from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, as well as from prestigious
national and international museums.
illustration:
Ambras Chess, Mid 16 th Century
Ambras Castle Innsbruck
© KHM-MUSEUMSVERBAND
Accompanying this exhibition »SPIEL! Kurzweil in Renaissance
und Barock«, curated by Thomas Kuster, Veronika Sandbichler
and Katharina Seidl, is a German catalogue.
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
[email protected], +43 1 525 24 - 4802, www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at, www.facebook/schlossambras