Würzburg’s Antique Treasures in Danger: Museum Launches Appeal for Donations

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Whoever drinks the last sip sees the Medusa. Jochen Griesbach-Scriba with a drin
Whoever drinks the last sip sees the Medusa. Jochen Griesbach-Scriba with a drinking bowl that was made around 540 BC. (Image: Gunnar Bartsch / JMU)
The Collection of Antiquities in the Martin von Wagner Museum at the University of Würzburg is at risk of losing numerous important loans. For this reason, those responsible have now launched a fundraising campaign.

It is a scenario that no museum director wants to experience: a collector couple has repeatedly provided the museum with valuable pieces on permanent loan over many decades. Now - after the death of the couple - a descendant comes forward and demands the objects back. He wants to turn his inheritance into money; he generously grants the museum a right of first refusal.

Jochen Griesbach-Scriba has experienced exactly that. ...
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