German fine watch brand A. Lange & Söhne has announced that it will continue to support the Dresden State Art Collections until 2015, having first partnered with the museum space in 2006.
The agreement outlines that Lange focus more actively on the collections’ mathematics and physics area which, after renovations and enlargement, is scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2013.
Aside from the financial support that it offers the Art Collections, Lange will also help to develop video animations based on horological mechanism and will offer timepieces to the museum to “broaden its collection”.
Wilhelm Schmid, chief executive of A. Lange & Söhne, said of the extended partnership: "We have very strong ties with this institution that date far back into the 19th century.
“Starting in the early days of precision timepieces, the theme arc of the mathematics and physics salon [at the museum] connects with the modern Saxon watchmaking industry in the Ore Mountains. We are delighted that this topic will be given stronger exposure in the museum’s exhibition concept in the future."
The Dresden State Art Collections has housed the mathematics and physics salon since the 18th century. It is a space that has contributed to the spread of German watchmaking heritage “far beyond the borders of the state”.
The museum’s collection already features early A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches