Ignaz von Olfers

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Ignaz von Olfers.

Ignaz Franz Werner Maria von Olfers (30 August 1793 – 23 April 1871) was a German naturalist, historian and diplomat. Olfers was born in Münster. In 1816 he travelled to Brazil as a diplomat.

In 1839 he was made director of the royal art collections and had significant influence on Frederick William IV of Prussia for a re-development of the Museumsinsel, Berlin. Together with architect Friedrich August Stueler he developed the concept of the Neues Museum, Berlin and had great influence on organisation and presentation of exhibits and interior.

Olfers described a number of new mammal species in Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege Journal von Brasilien (1818).[1]

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  1. ^ "JSTOR: Pacific Coast Philology, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Oct., 1994 ), pp. 129-142". JSTOR 1316470. 
  2. ^ Die Konzeptionen des Alten und Neuen Museums zu Berlin und das sich wandelnde historische Bewusstsein Elsa van Wezel Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, Bd. 43, Beiheft. Die Konzeptionen des Alten und Neuen Museums zu Berlin und das sich wandelnde historische Bewußtsein#. (2001), pp. 3-11+13+15-37+39-109+111-133+135-155+157-227+229-244. Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0075-2207%282001%2943%3C3%3ADKDAUN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-A