In Memoriam Rolf Gebhard Scherman, MD
Rolf Gebhard Scherman, who died in 2015, was a prominent neurologist, an extraordinary friend of the Fine Arts Museums, and a generous supporter of the Ancient Art Council. His involvement helped strengthen and bring visibility to the Museums’ collection of antiquities. Moved by his passionate love of archaeology and intellectual curiosity, he contributed to the council’s programs by sponsoring the Scherman Family Lecture series, which brings internationally renowned scholars to speak about topics related to the ancient world.
Donations from Rolf and his wife, Charlotte, also helped the Museums to acquire Seneb, an exquisite 4,000-year-old Egyptian wooden statuette and to bring the 2015 exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville to the Legion of Honor. His enthusiasm was contagious, and with his encouragement the council has grown and its programs become more popular. An Ancient Art Council program to honor him will be held on 5 November 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Florence Gould Theater and is made possible by the tribute funds in memory of Rolf. For this lecture the Egyptologist Rita Lucarelli will speak about ancient Egyptian demonology and magic. The Ancient Art Council and the Museums are grateful for Rolf’s steadfast support and energetic participation.