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“In 1520, two important historical figures journeyed to Aachen: Charles V, who was to be ceremonially crowned in Aachen Cathedral; and Albrecht Dürer, one of the greatest artists of his time. Dürer wanted to persuade the freshly crowned monarch to renew the privileges the artist had forfeited on the death of Emperor Maximilian I.

On 7th October 2020, 500 years to the day since Albrecht Dürer’s arrival in Aachen, a triad of exhibitions will celebrate that historic meeting between the artist and the monarch, and Dürer’s exceedingly productive final journey, which led him via Aachen to the Netherlands and took a whole year to complete.”