Andrea Schmölder-Veit and Nele Schröder-Griebel (Eds.)
150 Jahre Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke München
The Gallery of Casts of Classical Sculptures Munich celebrates its 150th anniversary. With around 2,000 objects, the museum is one of the largest cast galleries in Germany.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the museum presents a large special exhibition with an extensive accompanying catalogue. On the one hand this volume focuses on the eventful history of the collection, which has been completely reappraised and is presented for the first time. On the other hand, the catalogue answers the question: Why do we collect casts? There is not only one answer to this question: casts serve archaeological research and teaching in many ways and they are valuable pedagogical instruments.