Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer

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Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer (born March 14, 1939 in Königsberg , Prussia ) is a German classical archaeologist .

Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer studied classical archeology , art history and ancient history at the University of Frankfurt Frankfurt / Main, the Free University of Berlin , the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and in Rome . In 1965 he received his doctorate in Frankfurt on the subject of Corinthian normal capitals . He then briefly worked in the Rome department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). This was followed by a one-year travel grant from the DAI. From 1967 to 1970 Heilmeyer was a research assistant at the DAI during the Olympic excavation. On January 1, 1971, he became a research assistant at the University of Tübingen . Here he completed his habilitation in 1974 on the topic of early Olympic bronze figures. The animal votive . Between 1975 and 1977 Heilmeyer was an academic advisor and curator at the University of Tübingen. In 1977 he was appointed as a C-3 professor at the Free University in Berlin. In this position he taught for ten years. Since then he has been a C-4 professor there.

In addition to his teaching activities, Heilmeyer was also director of the Antikenmuseum der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin from 1978 . In 1985 the position of deputy general director of the State Museums of Prussian Cultural Heritage was added. At the beginning of 1992 he became director of the reunified collection of antiquities of the State Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage. In his responsibility or joint responsibility several important exhibitions were shown in Berlin, including "Emperor Augustus and the lost republic", " Euphronios , the painter", " The Etruscans and Europe " and "The Pergamon Altar - The new presentation after the restoration of the Telephos frieze" and " The Greek Classic - Idea and Reality ". In 1998 the reopening of the Greek section of the antiquities collection in the Altes Museum was designed under his direction. The successor to the professorship was Friederike Fless , head of the Andreas Scholl Collection of Antiquities .

Excavations led him to Lacco Ameno , where he and Gloria Olcese-Hiener led the exploration of the pottery district. He is also a full member of the DAI. Heilmeyer has now retired as professor and retired as director.


  • Early Olympic clay figures , de Gruyter, Berlin 1972 (Olympic Research, Vol. 7) ISBN 3-11-003962-1
  • with Friedrich Rakob : The round temple on the Tiber in Rome , von Zabern, Mainz 1973 (special publications of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome, vol. 2)
  • with Hartwig Schmidt : Berlin house facades. Antique motifs on tenement houses from the 2nd half of the 19th century , Press and Information Office of the State of Berlin, Berlin 1981
  • Early Greek art. Art and settlement in geometrical Greece , Mann, Berlin 1982 ISBN 3-7861-1366-1
  • The youth of Salamis. Technical investigations on Roman large bronzes , von Zabern, Mainz 1996 ISBN 3-8053-1752-2
  • The Pergamon Altar. The new presentation after the restoration of the Telephos frieze (Ed.), Wasmuth, Berlin - Tübingen 1997 ISBN 3-8030-1045-4
  • with Annetta Alexandridis : Archeology of Photography. Pictures from the photo library of the Antikensammlung Berlin , von Zabern, Mainz 2004 ISBN 3-8053-3329-3
  • with Huberta Heres and Wolfgang Maßmann : Schinkel's Pantheon. The statues of the rotunda in the Altes Museum , von Zabern, Mainz 2004 ISBN 3-8053-3255-6
  • Illegal archeology? International conference on future problems with unauthorized transfer of antiquities, May 23-25, 2003 in Berlin, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration. (Ed. With J. Cordelia Eule), Weißensee-Verlag, Berlin 2004 ISBN 3-89998-040-9


  • Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer , in: Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar 2003. 19th edition. Volume I: A - J. Bio-bibliographical directory of contemporary German-speaking scientists . KG Saur, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-598-23607-7 , p. 1206

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