The theatre museum in Meiningen (DE)
The theatre museum in Meiningen (DE) is a special place.
The big and renowned court theatre is renovated and rebuild for the modern repertoire.
In stock however are 280 original, hand-painted stage decorations, among them complete stage sets.
They were painted in the workshop of the Brueckner brothers in Coburg who also worked for Richard Wagner, but they have no place in modern theatre anymore.
The theatre museum is a barn like structure were one set is on display.
This display changes once a year.
Also, the old main curtain of the court theatre is on display.
To be honest, I was very disappoint with the presentation, and certainly with the lighting.
We must dare to ask ourselves if this is the best way to present theatre history.