On November 23, 2018, the famous Düsseldorf gallery owner Alfred Schmela would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. To mark this occasion, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing an exhibition that shows the wide-ranging network of this “pioneer of the avant-garde.”

The Photographic Industry and Visual Worlds

Heinrich Ernemann Corporation for Camera Production in Dresden 1889–1926
This catalogue has been in preparation for over two years and presents the most significant acquisition of the Technical Collections of Dresden in recent years: the Peter Göllner Collection of the Heinrich Ernemann Corporation in Dresden, a unique collection in terms of cultural and technical history with more than 160 devices as well as around 70 further objects and a great number of texts.
This catalogues aims to become the definitive work on “The Photographic Industry and Visual Worlds”. It documents a conference on Ernemann and presents a detailed catalogue of all the Ernemann materials in the Technical Collections of Dresden.
The in-depth essays and the exhibits displayed serve to illustrate the special contribution made by Dresden’s early photographic and cinematographic industry.

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"The Photographic Industry and Visual Worlds"

October 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-207-5

21,00 x 28,00 cm

320 Pages

337 colored and 53 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Kirsten Vincenz and Wolfgang Hesse
for Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Museen der Stadt Dresden, in co-operation with Sächsische Landesstelle für Museumswesen

Ralf Forster, Peter Göllner, Wolfgang Hesse, Agnes Matthias, Klaus Mauersberger, Gerald Piffl, Martina Roepke, Ralf Rüdiger, Holger Starke and Kirsten Vincenz
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „ Fotoindustrie und Bilderwelten. Die Heinrich Ernemann AG für Camerafabrikation in Dresden 1889–1926.“, 2008/2009, Technische Sammlungen Dresden.