Rainer Vollkommer

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Rainer Vollkommer (born July 20, 1959 in Munich ) is a German classical archaeologist .


From 1978 on, Vollkommer studied Classical Archeology, Prehistory and Early History , Art History , Egyptology and Near Eastern Archeology at the University of Munich . He then completed a master's degree in Paris and a graduate degree in Oxford , where he received his doctorate in 1988 with John Boardman . From 1984 to 1994 Vollkommer worked as a research assistant at Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) in Basel. He also taught as a lecturer at the universities in Friborg (Switzerland) and Freiburg im Breisgau . Between 1994 and 1998 Vollkommer was employed as a senior assistant at the Archaeological Institute of Leipzig University , where he was involved, among other things, in setting up the Museum of Antiquities . From 1998 to 2000 he was a substitute professor at the University of Freiburg i. Br. True.

From 2000, Vollkommer worked as an art dealer at Jean-David Cahn AG in Basel, which specializes in ancient art . From 2002 to 2011 he was head of department at the Saxon State Office for Archeology and headed the State Museum for Prehistory Dresden . In December 2009 he was appointed honorary professor at the Technical University of Dresden . Vollkommer has been director of the Liechtenstein National Museum in Vaduz since April 2011 .

He is married to the archaeologist Doris Vollkommer-Glökler .


  • Heracles in the Art of Classical Greece. Oxford University School of Archeology, Oxford 1989, ISBN 0-947816-25-9 (= dissertation).
  • Lower Italian vases. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 1995, ISBN 3-929031-86-8 ( Small series of the Antiken-Museum of the University of Leipzig. Volume 2).
  • Great moments in archeology. Verlag CH Beck, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-406-45935-8 .
  • New great moments in archeology. Verlag CH Beck, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-406-55058-4 .
  • Ancient Greece. Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 2007, ISBN 3-8062-2045-X .
  • The Roman Empire. Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 3-8062-2078-6 .

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Individual evidence

  1. The photo book Natura Morta was created in the evidence chamber of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and reminds us of the importance of biodiversity - Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved September 17, 2018 .