0285 Göring’s Collection of Antiquities at Carinhall

  • Laura Puritani (Author)
    Zentralarchiv, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

    Laura Puritani studied Lettere classiche with a focus on archaeology and classical philology in Pavia, Italy. She completed a traineeship as an assistant curator at the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel and worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Archaeology at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Since 2013, she has worked as a provenance researcher for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In 2017, she published a catalog of objects with unknown ownership (“Fremdbesitz”) in the Antikensammlung. Today, she is responsible for provenance research in the field of archaeology at the Zentralarchiv of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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This article deals with some ancient objects from the collection of leading National Socialist Hermann Göring that are on loan to the Berlin Antikensammlung from the Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Originally, they were stored or displayed at Carinhall, Göring’s estate ca. 60 km from Berlin, where he kept his precious works of art. The antiquities were not the most important part of his collection. However, some interesting questions arise about the provenance of the objects and the reasons why he displayed certain archaeological objects in Carinhall.


Hermann Göring, Carinhall, Berlin, Antikensammlung, antiquities, history of collections, provenance research