beim Kloster St. Marienberg in Helmstedt
The Paramentenwerkstatt der von Veltheim-Stiftung (Parament workshop of the von Veltheim Foundation) is based on 150 years of experience. Here, at St. Marienberg convent in Helmstedt, the latest in technology meets professional expertise which is renowned among specialists. The textile centre of excellence creates wall hangings, altar textiles, christening and burial robes, gowns, stoles, chasubles, ladies' and gentlemen’s robes. All client wishes are carried out by our highly qualified expert staff.
Besides the creation of modern paraments, the parament workshop also takes care of the preservation and conservation of historical textile works of art which originate in churches, museums or private ownership. In a modern laboratory, specialists work on these objects with the utmost care and expertise. The scientific process used is based on museum-like principles. The parament workshop specialises in the servicing and archiving of historical textile collections.
The origins of the parament workshop date back to the 12th century. In 1176, the church St. Marienberg as well as the convent for the Augustinian canonesses was erected. In the 19th century, Abbess Charlotte von Veltheim, together with Duchess Anna von der Schulenburg, ensured the revival of Protestant paramentics. A number of textile treasures are kept in the treasure chamber and the paraments' hall and thus made accessible to the public. Today, the responsible body for the keeping of the convent is the Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz (SBK) (Brunswick Cultural Heritage Foundation).
Both the references and the artistically created textiles which are so much more than decoration or a mere ornament will proof their worth to you. Keeping with the motto of our founders: Soli Deo Gloria – to God alone be the glory. Experience the work in the parament workshop at close quarters during a tour or a lecture. Feel free to make use of our craftsmanship and our high artistic requirements to breathe life into your dreams and ideas.