RY, Simon Louis du
(b. 1726, Kassel, d. 1799, Kassel)

Exterior view

Museum Fredericianum, Kassel

The first building constructed as a public museum in Germany is the Museum Fridericianum by du Ry in Friedrichsplatz in Kassel. The Ionic portico here indicates the museum function of the building and the Neoclassical allegiance of its architect.