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The Goethe-Nationalmuseum
Goethe-Nationalmuseum
is a museum devoted to the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in the town of Weimar
Weimar
in Germany. It was founded on 8 August 1885 as a result of the will of Goethe's last living heir, his grandson Walther von Goethe, who left the Goethe House to the state. After the Land of Thuringia
Thuringia
was formed, the Goethe-Nationalmuseum, along with several buildings erected during the classical age and the Weimar
Weimar
palaces, became the property of Thuringia. In the 1920s, more Weimar
Weimar
buildings were assigned to the Goethe-Nationalmuseum. In 1953, these buildings became the property of the “Nationale Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der klassischen deutschen Literatur in Weimar, NFG” (national research establishments and memorials of the German classical literature in Weimar). Since October 1991, the Goethe-Nationalmuseum
Goethe-Nationalmuseum
belongs to the “Klassik Stiftung Weimar” (foundation of Weimar
Weimar
classicism) which succeeded the NFG. It administers the main house and 22 other historical houses and museums throughout and around the Weimar
Weimar
municipal area. Exhibits and research[edit] In Goethe's residential building, situated at the Weimar
Weimar
place "Frauenplan", visitors can view the rooms in which he and his wife, Christiane Vulpius, lived, at Goethe's study and library, the reception room, the rooms where the art collection was stored, and the garden. The house also contains research facilities, including the “Studiensaal”, an institution used during the age of Goethe which is similar to a congress or conference centre today. The Goethe-Nationalmuseum
Goethe-Nationalmuseum
consists of Goethe's residential building and the "Goethe-Museum". This museum is situated in an extension that was built in 1935 next to the house. The exhibits largely consist of Goethe's collections in the domains of arts and natural science, his library, and about 2,000 drawings he did himself. The collection comprises about 100,000 exhibits and focuses on the period of Weimar Classicism. External links[edit]

Goethe National Museum - official site

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Poems

Erlkönig Ganymed Gingo biloba Heidenröslein Hermann and Dorothea Der König in Thule Marienbad Elegy Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Prometheus Roman Elegies The Sorcerer's Apprentice Welcome and Farewell Wanderer's Nightsong West–östlicher Divan Xenien

Plays

Der Bürgergeneral Clavigo Faust

Faust I Faust II

Egmont Erwin und Elmire Götz von Berlichingen Iphigenia in Tauris The Natural Daughter Torquato Tasso

Prose

Elective Affinities The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily The Sorrows of Young Werther Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years

Autobiographical

Dichtung und Wahrheit Italian Journey

Journals

Propyläen

Natural sciences

Metamorphosis of Plants Theory of Colours

colour wheel

Conversations

Gespräche mit Goethe

Related

Bibliography Christine Vulpius (wife) Katharina Elisabeth Goethe
Katharina Elisabeth Goethe
(mother) Goethean science Weimar
Weimar
Classicism Goethe-Institut

Goethe Medal

Goethe House
Goethe House
in Weimar

National museum

House and museum (Frankfurt) Goethe-Gesellschaft Goethe Monument (Berlin) Goethe–Schiller Monument
Goethe–Schiller Monument
(Weimar) Goethe–Schiller Monument
Goethe–Schiller Monument
(Milwaukee) Goethe Prize Goethe Society of North America Goetheanum Young Goethe in Love
Young Goethe in Love
(2010 film)

Coordinates: 50°58′39″N 11°19′43″E / 50.9776°N 11.3287°E / 50.9776; 11.3287

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 143760227 LCCN: n83216645 ISNI: 0000 0001 2174 7064 GND: 2049358-7 SUDOC: 032161069 BNF: cb12324578n (data)

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