“My life and my fate are things of horror.
For this … my beauty is to blame.
If only I were as hideous as a statue
from which the paint was wiped away,
The people would not have been subjected to such suffering.”

(from Helen, a tragedy by the classical Greek playwright Euripides, who lived from 485 to 406 BC)




Note: This Home Page reports on research activities of the Brinkmann & Brinkmann research team. The Stiftung Archäologie ceased its operational work in 2016. Most of the polychrome reconstructions, which had been accomplished with the substantial assistance of Stiftung Archäologie, are in the possession of Staedelmuseum/Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung Frankfurt am Main as by August 2016. The Liebieghaus Polychromy Research Project is organizing further investigation as well as future reconstruction work.

Partners and Sponsors (2005-2015):
Leibnizpreis 2007 O. Primavesi, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich | Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung | Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung Frankfurt am Main | National Archaeological Museum Athens | Akropolis Museum Athens | Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Copenhagen| Bayerische Schlösser- und Seenverwaltung Munich | Doerner Institut, Staatliche Gemäldesammlungen Munich | Staatliche Antikensammlungen and Glyptothek Munich | Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke Munich | Musei Vaticani Rome | Archäologisches Institut, Georg-August-University of Göttingen | Institut für Klassische Archäologie, University of Heidelberg | Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen | Institut für Klassische Archäologie, University of Frankfurt | Institute for Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University Thessaloniki | Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Istanbul | Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athens | Soprintendenza Archeologica di Calabria
Fondazione Prada Milan | Ministero della Cultura (Italy) | Allianz insurances | GOM Braunschweig | Siemens Arts Program | Taurus Investments Boston | UniCredit | Vehbi Koc Foundation Istanbul | Wacker Chemie

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