Head of Collections lecture at the Berlinische Galerie.
Bringing the Bute Collection to Berlin
Our head of collections, Charlotte Rostek, was invited to give a lecture at the Berlinische Galerie Museum in June. The gallery is the second venue (after the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt) hosting the enormously successful exhibition ‘Face to Face’ showcasing works by the German expressionist painter Lotte Laserstein. Laserstein’s career in Germany was on the rise in the late 1920s before she left Nazi-run Germany for exile in Sweden. Recognition of her talent came late in life and continues to gather momentum posthumously. The Bute Collection holds two pivotal works by the artist painted in 1929/1930 which are on loan to the exhibition. Charlotte’s lecture used this perhaps somewhat surprising aspect of the collection to give a well illustrated and entertaining account of Mount Stuart and its treasures. She has now been invited to talk at the exhibition’s next venue, Kiel, in northern Germany on 19th January 2020.