archive: 2011 concept development exhibition: the story

an entrepeneuring dutch princess built palace oranienbaum during the golden age. she was the one who made the region blossom in terms of craftsmanship and economy. in addition she collected high quality ceramics. her husband, the ruler of anhalt dessau, collected excellent glassworks. based on the richly detailes orange-nassau portraits from the collection of the kulturstiftung dessauworlitz the story of princess henriette catharina and her love of craftsmanship is told. this daughter of amalia of solms and prince frederik hendrik speaks to the imagination. both the portraits and the original use of the over 50 palatial rooms act as the red thread throughout this grand summer exhibition.