Special “Beggars“ Exhibition at the Kinderzech´ Zeughaus in Dinkelsbühl

Fifteen prints from the famous “Les Gueux” series of etchings by the 17th century French mannerist etcher and engraver Jacques Callot go on show at the Kinderzech´ Zeughaus Museum in Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria, from 25 June to 19 July this year.

The etchings are on special loan to the museum from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich to commemorate the launch of the Dinkelsbühl Kinderzeche´s new festival “Beggars” group. The “Beggars” will be participating with around 25 other historical groups in the annual Kinderzeche festival from 17 to 26 July this year.

Their costumes are inspired by those beggars featured in Callot´s “Les Gueux” series of etchings.

The “Beggars” exhibition aims to inform visitors about the life and times of paupers in early modern Europe and is open from 2 pm to 5 pm at weekends. Please contact by telephone: +49 (0) 9851 5549477 and fax +49 (0) 9851 552277 for information on bookings and special tours.

The Kinderzech´ Zeughaus Museum houses the historical costumes, vehicles and equipment used during the annual Kinderzeche festival in Dinkelsbühl. The museum offers an informative insight into the Kinderzeche festival, the period in history in which it is set and the various crafts associated with those times.

Further information about the Kinderzech´ Zeughaus, Kinderzeche Festival and Jacques Callot is available at www.kinderzechzeughaus.de


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