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VIRTUAL - The Collecting of Classical Antiquities by the Nazi Elite
October 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
This is an online event.
AIA Society: Ottawa
Much has been written about Adolf Hitler’s interest in classical antiquity and its appropriation under National Socialism, but the question that has not been asked is: do the rhetoric/propaganda and supposed classical aesthetic match the practice among the Nazis of collecting classical antiquities? In this presentation, Dr. Romano will explore what we know about the ancient collections of Hitler and Herrmann Göring, as well as those acquired for the so-called “Führermuseum” envisioned in Linz, Austria, and will attempt to explain the discrepancies between National Socialist ideology and the reality of the collecting of classical antiquities in the Nazi era.