8. Antiquities Collection


The museum has an extensive collection of ancient originals (Greek pottery and smaller decorative art objects), as well as a large collection of plaster casts of the most significant sculptures of the Greco-Roman world. The initial basis for the collection was already laid in 1842 with the purchase of some plaster casts of the Elgin Marbles. The collection is thus one of the oldest collections of antiquities in Germany.

Today, the holdings are exhibited in the Kiel Kunsthalle. The collection represents an integral part of scholarly training in the department and is often used in teaching. It is open daily (except for Mondays) and admission is free.