Dear friends of the Fine Arts,
We have prepared an exhibition for you under the title of The Mysterious Cabinet of Professor Beneš, which was to be ceremonially opened on 1st October 2020. Please see the press release (below).
As you know, Museum Montanelli welcomes every live discussion on projects that are in progress, organises guided tours, get-togethers with friends and visitors from abroad and from allied institutions. We also do tours for school groups from elementary and secondary schools, universities, as well as the art schools who come to us regularly.
After a long deliberation we have decided to open the exhibition to the general public only after the end of the threat of the pandemic within the community. The narrow spaces and cabins of the museum do not allow us to maintain the required distancing. We want to keep you protected and we do not wish to countenance any risk of Covid19 infection.
This makes us all the more keen for the time when we will be able to enjoy mutual proximity in a carefree way and admire the exhibits of the neurosurgeon Professor Beneš and other works of art and videos from our collection. We are looking forward to the time when Professor Beneš will pay a personal visit to the museum with lectures on his activities and his passion for collecting, or when Doctor Häckel, who wrote the entomological texts, will talk with us about the specimens in the exhibition.
Meanwhile we will use this time to prepare the catalogue, to film a virtual tour of the exhibition and its documentation. All the while you will be able to keep in touch with the articles and texts relating to the exhibition via Facebook so as to heighten your interest in the mysterious cabinet in Museum Montanelli. Perhaps you will find out something about the life of Maybugs, Anthaxia, Lamprodila or ground beetles, or even about the magic strength of the drugs and natural products on display. From time to time we will allow you to peep inside the little mysterious cave lined with moss, where you will be able to spot a variety of Protozoa in the pool…
We sincerely look forward to when we will see one another once again.
Dadja Altenburg-Kohl and the team from Museum Montanelli