Hans Hess (museologist)

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Hans Hess (1907–1975) was a museologist and curator of York Art Gallery.

He was born in Erfurt, the son of a successful shoe manufacturer and patron of the arts. The artists Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger and Pechstein were family friends.

After fleeing Germany, Hess worked under Trevor Thomas at the then Leicester Museum, now New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.[1]


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