Adolf Greifenhagen

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Adolf Greifenhagen (born December 31, 1905 in Königsberg (East Prussia) , † January 27, 1989 in Berlin ) was a German classical archaeologist and museum director.

After studying classical archeology at the University of Königsberg, Greifenhagen received his doctorate in 1929 under Bernhard Schweitzer . In 1932/33 he received a travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute . This was followed by a year at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome , where under Ludwig Curtius and Hermine Speier he began to set up the photography department. He then worked as an assistant in Königsberg and Bonn . From 1937 he took over the editing of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Germanyin Munich. From 1939 to 1943 he did military service, then he was a Soviet prisoner of war until 1955. On July 1, 1957, Greifenhagen became custodian of the Antikensammlung in Kassel , but a month later he was called to the Antikensammlung in Berlin . From October 1, 1958 until his retirement on December 30, 1970, he was director of the Antikensammlung in West Berlin (see list of directors of the Berlin Antikensammlung ). In May 1960 he was able to open the new installation in the Stüler building opposite the Charlottenburg Palace .

Greifenhagen had been a member of the German Archaeological Institute since 1939 , and from 1962 to 1972 of its central management. He has been a member of the Monday Club since 1964, of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences since 1965, of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences since 1965, and of the British Academy since 1982 . Since 1966 Greifenhagen was honorary professor at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin, since 1970 at the Free University of Berlin .


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  1. The German Jew who converted to Catholicism was the first woman to work in the Vatican. See archive link ( Memento from March 17, 2016 in the Internet Archive )