The Winckelmann Society Commemorates

Johann Winckelmann (1719-1768), Monumenti antichi inediti,1767. Photo: M.A.X. Museo Chiasso

The Winckelmann Society (Winckelmann-Gesellschaft) will host and (co) organize a series of events at the occasion of the 300th birthday of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768). The society supports research on life, oeuvre and influence of Winckelmann in order to bring together the scholarly disciplines of classical archaeology, art history and philology, facilitating the understanding of intellectual history during the 18th century. Winckelmann is rightly considered one of the founding fathers of modern art history and his research and publications about Pompeji and Herculaneum were and are more relevant than ever for a good understanding of ancient Rome and the development of European art afterwards. (Further information: