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Catalogue of the Antique Sculptures

Title of the research project:
Comprehensive catalogue of the antique sculptures,
Volumes II.1 and II.2: Sculptures in the round from the Augustan period to Late Antiquity

Project executing museum:
Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Cooperative partners:
Institute of Art History and Archaeology, Dept. of Classical Archaeology at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne; Archaeological Institute and Antiquities Collection of  Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid; J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles.

The Dresden antiquities collection is one of the most significant archaeological collections in Germany. The project entitled “Bestandskatalog der antiken Skulpturen” (Comprehensive catalogue of the antique sculptures) is devoted to the study of sculptures in the round dating from between the Augustan period and Late Antiquity. In addition to the systematic investigation of the antique sculptures, the project will also encompass the study of their reception history, which has had a profound influence on the Dresden collection through restoration and de-restoration in various periods.

For the first part of the project, as described here: 2006 to 2010

Ernst von Siemens-Kunststiftung and own resources

Project manager:
Dr. Moritz Woelk (Skulpturensammlung), Dr. Kordelia Knoll (Skulpturensammlung); Prof. Dr. Christiane Vorster (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Institute of Art History and Archaeology)

Project collaborators (external):
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Boschung (Cologne), Dr. Jens Dähner (Los Angeles), Dr. Wilfred Geominy (Bonn), Dr. Huberta Heres (Radebeul / Berlin), PD Dr. Frank Martin (Potsdam), Dr. Stephanie Oehmke (Krefeld), Dr. Joachim Raeder (Kiel), Dr. Stephan F. Schröder (Madrid), Dr. Friederike Sinn (Würzburg), Saskia Wetzig M.A. (Dresden)