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Cooperation between New York's 'Met' and Austrian Museums: Maximilian I - The Last Knight

Published: October 3, 2019; 19:55 · (Vindobona)

The exhibition "The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York on the significance of the European armaments trade at the beginning of the Renaissance will be held on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Maximilian I's death. 180 objects from more than 30 private and public collections were collected for this purpose.

"The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ("The Me") in New York City. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Dragan Tatic

The exhibition was opened by Federal Minister Schallenberg.

"Austria owes part of its impressive cultural heritage to the Habsburgs' centuries-long reign. Maximilian I, who did not receive the same attention as some others, played a unique role in European history," said Alexander Schallenberg, Minister of Art and Culture, at the opening of the exhibition

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