Jearld Frederick Moldenhauer – Photographer, Bookseller, Naturalist

Museum Insel Berlin

Introduction for  Museum Insel Berlin Images from the Antikensammlung in the Altes Museum, Pergamon Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie, Museum Insel, Berlin.   The pictures chosen for these galleries include works of art that rarely find themselves reproduced in the basic guide books, catalogs, posters, and postcards available for sale in the shops operating within these institutions. Some museums persist in preventing visitors from taking pictures either out of fear of some damage from the flash unit of a camera, or perhaps out of fear that you intend on using the image to make money. My interest here is to create an album of works that find themselves neglected because of their homoerotic content. It’s quite obvious to me that the mentality of many curators and display staff is to minimize the possibilities of highlighting such works.