The International Panorama Council will hold its 23rd International Panorama Conference in Altötting, Germany, from 10 to 13 September 2014. Co-organizers are the International Panorama Council and the Stiftung Panorama Altötting which directs the Jerusalem Panorama Crucifixion of Christ, the only original panorama depicting a religious subject to survive in Europe. The International Panorama Council is honored to be in Altötting for the third time. Previous conferences were held in Altötting in 1998 and in 2003.
The conference days will be full of panoramic experiences, and will include visits to Altötting’s Jerusalem Panorama Crucifixion of Christ, the Diorama representing the history of the Altötting pilgrimage, and guided tours of Altötting, Germany’s principal Marian pilgrimage site. On 13 September a one-day post-conference tour to nearby Austria will be organized; it will include visits to two more highlights of the classical period of panorama painting, the Tirol Panorama The Battle of Mount Isel in Innsbruck and the Sattler-Panorama View of Salzburg in Salzburg.
The theme of the conference will be ‘The Panoramic Experience: Real – Virtual – Spiritual’.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in this conference. It is dedicated to the 75 th anniversary of Gebhard Fugel (1863-1939), the principal artist of the panorama in Altötting.
Welcome to Altötting and the International Panorama Conference 2014!
Ernst Storm, President