Klaus Vierneisel

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Klaus Vierneisel (born July 23, 1929 in Heidelberg ; † September 18, 2015 in Munich ) was a German classical archaeologist and museum director.

On March 8, 1956, Vierneisel was in Munich with Ernst Buschor with the work of Hellenistic votive reliefs. Doctoral studies on the Munich victim relief . In 1956/1957 he received a travel grant from the German Archaeological Institute . He then worked at the German Archaeological Institute in Athens and the Antikensammlungen in Munich, most recently as senior curator. From January 1, 1971 to March 31, 1978 he succeeded Adolf Greifenhagen as director of the Berlin Antikensammlung , from April 1, 1978 until his retirement in 1994, succeeding Dieter Ohly as director of the Glyptothek and Antikensammlungen in Munich. Vierneisel was a full member of the German Archaeological Institute.


  • Guido Magnaguagno and Juri Steiner (editors): Arnold Böcklin, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst. A journey into the unknown , Benteli, Bern 1997, ISBN 3-7165-1072-6 , p. ?? (including short biographies of the authors, including that of Klaus Vierneisel)

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