From 2008 to 2010 a joint venture exhibition project under the Auspices of the prime minister of NorthRhineWestphalia and sponsored by the Kulturstiftung NRW „Johann Wilhelm Schirmer - From the Rhine into the World“ focussed on the artistic Process in the works of this founder of the Düsseldorf School of landscape painting.
BRAKEBUSCH conservation studio was partner of the project and conducted research on Schirmer‘s painting technique and his work process. During the project about 50 paintings have been examined as well as 500 works on paper. Some results of our research have been published in the accompanying exhibition catalogue, including an illustrated catalogue of watermarks found in the works on paper. The research on paintings concentrates on the period in Schirmers oeuvre before 1839.
For the exhibitions at the LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn and stiftung museum kunstpalast Düsseldorf digital presentations were produced.
Furthermore BRAKEBUSCH conservation studio was carrying out all conservation treatments for six museums joining in this project.
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Vom Rheinland in die Welt -Volume1 - Catalogue (2010)
ed. von Marcell Perse, Bettina Baumgärtel, Irene Haberland, Uta Husmeier-Schirlitz, Elmar Scheuren und Wolfgang Vomm 24,2 x 30 cm, 592 pages, 830 colourplates , hardcover.
ISBN 978-3-86568-486-8 Michael Imhof Verlag