Musée Dräi Eechelen Luxembourg
Amis/Ennemis. Mansfeld et le revers de la médaille – on display until 20th January 2019
Delve into the lives of general governors, noblemen, army leaders, advisers and abbots and discover the social network of Renaissance prince Pierre Ernest de Mansfeld (1517-1604) featuring in the current temporary exhibition, which celebrates both the 500th anniversary of this historical figure and the European Year of Cultural Heritage altogether. Mansfeld acted as the Governor of Luxembourg and attended as such in the Spanish Court at Brussels. Local officials, noblemen and humanists Mansfeld convened with became nodes in the ever-extending personal network the prince was weaving. The myriad of medals on display, gathered from collections from the Royal Library of Belgium and the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg, mirror Mansfeld’s manifold connections. Witness the Renaissance era as a vibrant whole of double-edged personal ties through spellbinding miniature portraits, masterfully crafted books and elaborately chosen gifts.
Reconstruction and valorisation of feudal and fortified heritage. Conference at the Musée Dräi Eechelen, Wednesday, 5th december 2018 (« Reconstruction et mise en valeur du patrimoine féodal et fortifié. Conférence au Musée Dräi Eechelen »)
Join us for talks! Experts are convening at the Musée Dräi Eechelen to discuss reconstruction – or not – of our castle and fortress ruins, their access and valorisation, or even reutilisation. Model cases, such as the city of Carcassonne and the Heidelberg castle, will be redirecting the attention to the Venice Charter and its repercussions on Luxembourg and Europe, respectively. Vianden Castle and other feudal and fortified sites recently valorised in Luxembourg, Germany and England require debate. Opposing schools of thought regarding care and supervision of the architectural heritage, often among the eldest of relicts, have always existed. Should we thus bow completely to the authority of untouched authenticity or should we rebuild what has been lost over the course of centuries? The Venice Charter provides answers, but is the dated document still timely?