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Nonprofit Organization to Focus on Film and Exhibition from Dresden, Germany

Arnold and Susan Lutzker have organized the Cultural Treasures Foundation, a nonprofit District of Columbia corporation, to promote international understanding through art and culture.  The Foundation’s chairman is Ambassador Richard C. Barkley, who was the last American ambassador to East Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany (1988-1990) as well as American ambassador to Turkey (1991 to 1994).  The Foundation’s first major project will be focused on Dresden, Germany and will be loosely tied to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.  The current vision is for a two-part project designed to educate Americans about the history and culture of the city.  The first phase will be a documentary film produced for television, with a possible companion article or publication, focusing on the fascinating but little known history of the building and rebuilding of the city and the pivotal figure of Augustus the Strong, whose vision catalyzed the development of the city’s architectural resources and its collection of treasures.  The second phase of the project will be a traveling art exhibition of objects representing a cross-section of treasures from the Dresden State Art Collections (such as Italian cityscapes of glorious 18th century Dresden, world-renowned Meissen porcelains, objects from the Turckische Cammer of the Royal Palace evidencing the Saxon fascination with all things Turkish, and treasures from the Green Vault of the Royal Palace).   The Lutzkers met in Dresden with the head of the state museums in June.