"History Twice Removed" with Senta German




Senta German, whose fields of specialty are the Greek Bronze and Iron Ages, has over 10 years of excavation experience in Greece, Israel, the American East Coast and Alaska.

Professor German guides the group through the new Greek and Roman Galleries. This tour of Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman objects in the newly reconstructed and reinstalled galleries includes the “centerpiece of the new installation”—the Leon Levy and Shelby White Court, named after the preeminent New York collectors of antiquities.

Professor German discusses the importance of the collections as well as shifting attitudes toward the display and valuation of antiquities exemplified in these galleries. Presented in a style which is largely current with contemporary trends in museum display, these new galleries also reflect an interest in showing the collections in an increasing “decorative” vein. The meaning and motivation behind this practice are explored within the context of the politics of contemporary antiquities collection.

Past tours
Sunday, April 09, 2006, Metropolitan Museum of Art 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2007, Metropolitan Museum of Art 12:00 PM
Friday, December 07, 2007, Metropolitan Museum of Art 1:00 PM
Friday, May 21, 2010, Metropolitan Museum of Art 6:00 PM
Friday, March 04, 2011, Metropolitan Museum of Art 6:30 PM
Friday, April 08, 2011, Metropolitan Museum of Art 6:30 PM

“Excellent tour – especially to have a discussion right in front of the objects.”

Lindsay Bleier, MA