Alfred Grimm (Ägyptologe)

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Alfred Grimm (* 3 February 1953 in Munich) is a German Egyptologist and expert on questions of research and collection history.

Alfred Grimm studied Egyptology, Assyriology, History of Art and Philology of the Christian Orient at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 1974. In 1986 he received his doctorate with the thesis “The Ancient Egyptian Festive Calendars in the Temples of the Greco-Roman Period”. From 1978 to 1990 Alfred Grimm was a staff member at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. In addition, from 1984 to 1990 he worked as a research assistant and then as an academic councillor at the Institute of Egyptology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Subsequently, Alfred Grimm worked at the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich in various positions as curator, later senior curator and chief curator, and from 1997 to 2014 as deputy director. From 2014 to 2018, Alfred Grimm served as commissioner of the Free State of Bavaria for provenance research (Bavarian National Museum). At the same time, from 2015 to 2019, he was the founding chairman of the Forschungsverbund Provenienzforschung Bayern, of which he has been honorary chairman since 2019.[1]


  • with Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann: Fürsten und Pharaonen – Ägypten in Bayern. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-422-07082-0.
  • with Sylvia Schoske (ed.): Winckelmann und Ägypten. The Rediscovery of Egyptian Art in the 18th Century. Exhibition catalogue, Munich 2005, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-87490-724-4.
  • with Hermann A. Schlögl: The Theban Tomb No. 136 and the Beginning of the Amarna Period. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-447-05132-9.
  • The Mystery of the Gold Casket from Tomb No. 55 in the Valley of the Kings. In: The Radiologist. Vol. 42, Issue 12, 2002, pp. 1026-1031, Berlin/ Heidelberg 2002, DOI:10.1007/s00117-002-0845-8.
  • with Sylvia Schoske (ed.): Das Geheimnis des goldenen Sarges. Akhenaten and the End of the Amarna Period. Exhibition catalogue, Munich 2001 (= Schriften aus der Ägyptischen Sammlung. 10). State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-87490-722-8.
  • Rilke and Egypt. Fink, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-7705-2929-4.
  • Death in water. Ritual destruction of enemies and execution by drowning. In: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Culture. 16, 1989, S. 113–119.

Individual references

  1. Provenance Research Network Bavaria About us. At:; last accessed 2 March 2021.