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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Local name: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
The Schrin exhibition center was opened in 1986 and does not have its own permanent collection. Temporary exhibitions devoted to modern and contemporary art are presented on an area of over 2,000 m2. The hall enjoys an international reputation thanks to cooperation with such museums as Center Pompidou in Paris or Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
The center was designed by the German architectural office BJSS. The name of the object comes from the history of its location. Old German 'scranna' became Central German 'Schranne' followed by 'Schrin' and means 'open pavilion'. Until it was destroyed during World War II, this place was a densely populated fragment of the Old Town and there were stalls of the butchers' guild.
Nearly 200 exhibitions have been presented since the opening of the facility. In 1994, during the "Goethe and the Arts" exhibition, the greatest plunder of works of art was made in the history of post-war Germany. This is a unique case of theft because the images were recovered by buying them back from thieves.