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Baron Hans von und zu Aufseß, Founder of the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg, Posing in a 15th Century Suit of Armour, 1864.

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Baron Hans von und zu Aufseß, Founder of the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg, Posing in a 15th Century Suit of Armour, 1864.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_von_und_zu_Aufse%C3%9F


The Germanisches Museum, as it was named initially, was founded by a group of individuals led by the Franconian baron Hans von und zu Aufseß, whose goal was to assemble a “well-ordered compendium of all available source material for German history, literature and art”.

The term Germanic should be understood in the historical context of the mid nineteenth century. In 1846, German linguists and historians, amongst them the Brothers Grimm, Leopold Ranke und Jacob Burckhardt, had met in Frankfurt, and decided to use “Germanistik” as a comprehensive term embracing all the fields of their academic disciplines related to the culture of German speaking regions. The German revolutions of 1848–49 had failed to achieve a liberalised and unified Germany. Thus the name of the museum maintained the idea of a close cultural relationship within a region defined by the common German language, and a shared German cultural tradition. In 1852, the museum’s intention to document the cultural unity of the German-speaking areas was a progressive concept, free from any exaggerated Chauvinism. Only in 1871, when the German Empire was constituted, the museum paid tribute to it by adding national to its name.

The museum understands itself as an important research and educational institution. As a national museum and a museum of the entire German-speaking region the German National Museum collects and maintains cultural, artistic and historical testimonials from the beginning of history to the present. As a research and educational institution of international standing, the collections, exhibitions and publications present the cultural history of the German-speaking countries in an international and interdisciplinary approach. The work of the institution is guided by the principle of respect for all cultures, so that all human beings can understand what the museum communicates, independent of their upbringing, education, and religious beliefs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanisches_Nationalmuseum (article includes some exhibits)


More specifically, the armour is called Reiterharnisch on Wikipedia which is a special form of armour for soldiers on horseback.