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Speier, Hermine

    Full Name: Speier, Hermine

    Gender: female

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): archives (institutions), German (culture, style, period), and photographs


    First director of the photographic archives of the Deutsches Archäogisches Institut (DAI) in Rome in 1929. Speier was appointed by Ludwig Curtius to develop a separate photographic archive. Under Speier, it expanded to cover entire collections and classes of monuments, such as sarcophagi and portraits. She also edited and republished Helbig’s Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertumer in Rom (1963-72).


    Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, p. 492, 493.


    "Speier, Hermine." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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