Technische Universität Dresden

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The ENBaCH research project being undertaken by the TU Dresden is concentrating on the court artists of August the Strong (1670-1733), who ruled as Elector Friedrich August I of Saxony from 1694 and as King August II of Poland and Grand-Duke of Lithuania from 1697. After assuming these titles, August endeavoured to develop varied and innovative strategies for enhancing his prestige as an absolute ruler. This found expression, in particular, in his passion for collecting art, especially Far Eastern objects and imitations thereof, as well as in the creation of exotic architectural spaces. To this day, August's predilections are still evident in the Dresden collections of oriental weapons, Far Eastern furnishings and Chinese porcelain, as well as in the palace buildings in and around Dresden which were erected or redesigned during August's reign and incorporate elements of chinoiserie.

ENBaCH TU Dresden

Raum 220, Zeunerstrasse 1b, 01062 Dresden, Tel: +49 351 463-42388


Scientific Coordination:

Prof. Dr. Maria Lieber, Tel. +49 351 463-37690, E-Mail

PD Dr. Elisabeth Tiller, Tel. +49 351 463-35692, E-Mail


Current Staff:

Dr. Peter-Heinrich Jahn, Tel. +49 89 65102854, E-Mail

Anja Schwitzgebel, Tel. +49 351 463-42388, E-Mail

Josephine Klingebeil, Tel. +49 351 463-42388, E-Mail

Maike Heber, Tel. +49 351 463-42388, E-Mail

Meike Beyer, Tel. +49 351 463-42388,

Marta Maria Broll, Tel. +49 351 463-32218, E-Mail

Rainer Uhlemann, E-Mail

Kristof Häntzschel, E-Mail


Staff who have left since 01/10/2010:

Annegret Jahn

Claudia Philipp

Johanna Schellnock

Franka Suchantke

Cooperation partners:

Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB): Prof. Dr. Thomas Bürger, Tel.: +49 351 4677-123, E-Mail

Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (SBG): Dr. Dirk Welich, Tel. +49 351 56391-1511, E-Mail