Thomas Konradi

MEDAL CHEVRAL

MEDAL FROM THE POSSESSION OF OTTO WALLACHS WITH A PORTRAIT OF MICHEL-EUGENE CHEVRAL (1786–1889), Professor of Applied Chemistry at the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle Paris, Oscar Roty, 1886, bronze, Museum of Göttingen Chemistry, University of Göttingen

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DOROTHEA VON SCHLÖZER PAINTING

With the open book, which contains mathematical formulas, the portrait of Dorothea von Schlözer places Schlözer in the tradition of classical scholarship. However, not all of Schlözer’s contemporaries agreed with such a representation. DOROTHEA VON SCHLÖZER (1770–1825), One of the so-called “University Housekeepers”, Friedrich Carl Gröger, around 1794, oil on canvas, State and University Library of

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02 ATTRIBUTES

In their portraits, scholars often surround themselves with objects such as books and written documents. However, collectibles and scientific instruments also serve to embellish the portraits, offering revelations about the individual portrayed. Here you can see three of Göttingen’s 18th Century scientists presenting themselves with artefacts that give clear indication of their chosen area of

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10 BODIES

Three-dimensional portraits such as busts and death masks generate a spatial presence of the university scholars. Made from robust materials to endure time, these memorial objects strive to mark individual scientists as significant and to preserve their memory beyond their death. CREATING TRADITIONThe representative showpieces reveal the multifaceted series of images of the University. By

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01 GALLERY

Shortly after the University was founded in 1737, work began in an effort to establish a gallery that would exhibit portraits of various professors. In 1748 the painter F. Reibenstein, originally from Celle, was commissioned to create a series of portraits, a process that was later continued by other various painters. Fifteen of these paintings

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