The new Museum
The historisches museum has completed the first stage of its comprehensive renovation programme. The Saalhof, an ensemble of five historic buildings, is now open to the public in its entirety. Come and discover the city of Frankfurt and its history! Since August 2012, the unique architectural ensemble will lure visitors with a wide range of new exhibitions and activities for young and old.
One of Frankfurt's most important art collections of the twentieth century belonged to Albert Ullmann (1862–1912), director of the Frankfurt Cassella Works, and his wife Hedwig (1872–1945). Following the assumption of power by the National Socialists in 1933, the Ullmanns – a Jewish family – were ultimately forced to leave the country. The goblet was one of the few objects to remain with her. In 2012, the goblet was offered for sale to the historisches museum.