Josselin wrote: kohn1fox wrote:
The Staatliche Museen Kassel is the administrative title for a collection of museums. Old master works have been transferred to its preferable title of Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister - Kassel (in the same format as that in Dresden).
Many of the works entered under the Kassel museum belong to the Gemaldegalerie Berlin and were inadvertently placed in Kassel. I believe the confusion was due to the same name (Staatliche Museen etc). These have now been transferred to Berlin.
All future old master paintings for Kassel should be entered under Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister - Kassel.
19th century works in Kassel should be placed in the Neue Galerie - Kassel.
The German museum system is very complicate and many artworks on the site are not allocated in their correct museum. There are a lot of confusions between the Gemaldegalerie and the Staatliche Museen of Berlin, and between the Gemaldegaleries of Berlin and Dresde.
I was wondering whether it was in the best interests to leave Kassel as is (it is not a large collection), but if we are to allocate works to museums, it is probably best to name the collection properly. Wikipedia tends to use both names but I think the Staatliche Museen is outdated.
I have visited all the Berlin museums and they are clearly demarcated between the Gemaldegalerie, Alte National Gallery, Bode Museum etc etc.
The useage of Staatliche Museen I think is a remnant from after the war when Germany (and German works) was in turmoil.