Robert and Clara Schumann lived in the small house on Inselstraße 18 in Leipzig during the first four years of their marriage.
The former home of the composer couple Robert and Clara Schumann is one of the few examples of preserved classicist architecture in Leipzig. A permanent exhibition in the historical living rooms on the first floor tells you about the life and work of the artist couple in Leipzig.
„Experiment of an artist marriage” – the Schumanns’ Leipzig years
The new permanent exhibition will transform the Schumann-Haus into a museum of a partnership, rendering it unique among museums devoted to musicians. A newlywed couple moves into the Inselstraße. They dream of an artist marriage on equal terms. Both have chosen a partner who complements their skill set. Equality between women and men, however, is not yet recognized in 19th century society. Some of the themes of the exhibition will be the creative team of husband and wife with a role shift, the different working and living conditions of both artists, as well as the balancing act between concert tours, concentrated work, and family duties – how did the Schumanns face these challenges?