As part of a private initiative our guests arrived from England, Russia, the USA, Denmark and Canada to Dresden to visit together with the Margrave of Meissen Duke of Saxony the Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) and the Green Vault. The lecture of SKD-General Doctor Hartwig Fischer on the meaning of “foreign objects” for the Saxon art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods was perceived with interest. All travellers are members of the OUSSG, Oxford University Strategic Study Group, which is mainly dedicated to strategic issues and monitores and addresses important social and political developments as a leader of ideas. The highlight of the visit was a concert by the soloists of the Dresden Baroque Orchestra on Saturday evening, which was formerly also the birthplace of the princely court orchestra under Prince Elector Moritz of Saxony. This orchestra is considered as one of the oldest in the world, now known as the Staatskapelle Dresden.
After the visit of the Dresdner Hofkirche or catholic church of the court and the crypt with the tombs of the Saxon electors and kings, the group toured the historic city center. The international guests were received in the Swissôtel Dresden bz General Director Yvette Thüring.