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Bielefeld Graduate School

in History and Sociology

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Astrid Fendt

Archaeology and Restoration:
The Completion of Ancient Sculptures in the Collection of Classical Antiquities in 19th century Berlin

Drawing on the Collection of Classical Antiquities in Berlin as an example, this study examines the collection, restoration and presentation of Greek and Roman sculptures in the 19th century. The focus is on the relationship between restoration and science: What images of antiquity (antiquities) are shaped by or derived from the restoration? This question will be asked with regard to classical archaeology, which establishes itself as an independant discipline within this period. Furthermore the project analyses the strucures of knowledge and competence which existed at that time in the Collection of Antiquities in Berlin as well as the local concepts of presentation

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