Philadelphia Museum of Art names Dirk H. Breiding as the J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor

The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced the appointment of Dirk H. Breiding as the J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor. Currently an Assistant Curator in the Arms and Armor Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mr. Breiding began his professional career there in 2001 as an Annette Kade Fellow, and from 2002 until 2005 served as a Curatorial Assistant in the department before being promoted to his current position. Mr. Breiding received a B.A. degree in 1998 and an M.A. degree in 1999 in Art History from University College, London, then worked respectively as a research assistant and curator in the Departments of Oriental Antiquities and Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum, and as a specialist in arms and armor at Christie’s London, South Kensington.

Mr. Breiding has written widely on the subject of arms and armor, focusing on topics ranging from medieval arms and armor and tomb sculpture to horse armor in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. He is currently completing a catalogue of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of crossbows and is at work on a number of other publications.

For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum’s website at www.philamuseum.or

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