Holger A. Klein, Professor

Holger Klein was educated in Art History, Early Christian Archaeology, and German Literature at the universities of Freiburg im Breisgau, Munich, London, and Bonn. His research focuses on Late Antique, Early Medieval, and Byzantine art and architecture, more specifically, on the cult of relics, reliquaries, and issues of cultural and artistic exchange. From 2004–2007 he served as the Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a consulting curator he continued to oversee the reinstallation of the museum’s renowned collection of Medieval and Byzantine art until 2010 and currently serves as co-curator of the exhibition Treasures of Heaven. Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe, scheduled to open at the Cleveland Museum of Art on October 17, 2010. Recent publications: Tarifi Zor Bay Whittemore: Erken Dönem, 1871–1916 — The Elusive Mr. Whittemore: The Early Years 1871–1916, The Kariye Camii Reconsidered, ed. H. A. Klein, R. G. Ousterhout, B. Pitarakis, Istanbul (2011), 451-480. Refashioning Byzantium in Venice, ca. 1200–1400, San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice, ed. R. Nelson and H. Maguire, Washington D.C. (2010), 193–225. Sacred Things and Holy Bodies. Collecting Relics from Late Antiquity to the Early Renaissance, Treasures of Heaven. Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, ed. M. Bagnoli, H. A. Klein, C. G. Mann, J. Robinson, Baltimore (2010), 55-67. The Church of Hagia Sophia in Bizye (Vize): Results of the Fieldwork Seasons 2003 and 2004, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 60 (2006), 249-270. Sacred Relics and Imperial Ceremonies at the Great Palace of Constantinople, F.A. Bauer (ed.), Visualisierungen von Herrschaft, BYZAS 5 (2006), 79-99. Eastern Objects and Western Desires: Relics and Reliquaries between Byzantium and the West, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 58 (2004), 283-314. Holger Klein webpage.