Friedhelm Haring

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Friedhelm Häring, 2015

Friedhelm Häring (born August 14, 1947 in Ellar ) is a German art historian and was the museum director in Gießen for many years .


Häring was born the son of Vice-Principal Fritz Häring and his wife Maria (née Simon). After primary school in Friedberg-Fauerbach , he attended the Augustinerschule Friedberg grammar school from 1958 to 1968 , where he graduated from high school in the summer of 1968. From 1968 to 1976 studied art history, classical archeology as well as prehistory and early history at the University of Giessen and from 1970 to 1971 at the University of Frankfurt am Main . His professors and lecturers for art history included Günther Fiensch , Norbert Werner and Harald Keller , for archeology Hans-Günter Buchholz and Wilhelm Hornbostel , for prehistory and early history Gustav Behrens , Wilhelm Albert von Brunn and Hermann Müller-Karpe . In 1977 he was awarded a doctorate in Giessen with the dissertation Der Schottener Altar 1385 under Günther Fiensch. phil. PhD.

In 1976 Häring was co-founder and then chairman of the Friedberg Art Association for 10 years. From 1978 until his retirement in 2012 he was director of the Upper Hessian Museum in Gießen, which includes the Old Castle , the Leib'sche Haus (town history and folklore) and the Wallenfels'sche Haus (prehistory and early history, archeology and ethnology). Since 1991 he has also been the head of the cultural office of the city of Giessen.

From 1982 to 1986 Häring had a teaching position in the subject of museology at the Hessian State Archives and the University of Marburg . In 1986 he received a scholarship from the US Information Agency (USIA), in 1988 and 1989 he was a lecturer at the Pentiment, International Academy for Art and Design at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences .

Häring has curated around 220 exhibitions by modern and contemporary artists in the museum since 1980, among others by Elvira Bach , Susanne Esche, Conrad Felixmüller , Bernhard Jäger , Herlinde Koelbl and Walter Stöhrer . He is the editor and author of numerous catalogs accompanying exhibitions. He publishes on French art of the 20th century and on modern and contemporary German art, among others on Fritz Winter , Rudolf Hausner and Bernard Schultze .

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  1. Internet site ( memento of November 25, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) of the Friedberg Art Association