Bruns, Gerda

Full Name: 
Bruns, Gerda
Year Born: 
1905
Year Died: 
1970
Place Born: 
Drulingen, Unterelsaß, Germany
Place Died: 
Berlin, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Overview: 
Specialist in classical Greek and Roman art. Bruns was active in the Pergamon excavation at the request of Theodor Wiegand (q.v.) and after a long sickness, a volunteer scientific assistant at museums in Kassel and Braunschweig (1935-1939). She returned to Berlin in 1939 to work in the service of the Antiquities collection in the State Museum of Berlin, rising to the position of Curator in October 1945. Referent in the deutsches archäologisches Institute (German Archaeological Institute, or DAI) 1947-, from 1953 affiliated with the University of Freiburg (im.Breisgau) and from 1958 resident at the DAI in Rome.
Selected Bibliography: 
"Der Obelisk und seine Basis auf dem Hippodrom zu Konstantinopel" Ist Forsch VII (1935); and Wolters, Paul. Das Kabirenheiligtum bei Theben I. 1940; "Staatskameen des 4. Jahrhunderts nach Christi Geburt" 104.BWPr (1948); "Das mantuanische Onyxgefäß" Kunsthefte des Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museums Braunschweig 5 (1950).
Sources: 
Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 295-296.