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|Schardt, Alois Jakob, 1889-1955||
German art historian and museum director. Then director of the Moritzburg Museum in Halle, Schardt was appointed director of the National Gallery in Berlin in 1933, replacing Ludwig Justic, who was forced from his job by the Nazis. Schardt was dismissed within months, and his newly-hung galleries, like those of Justi before him, were not opened to the public. Later he was forbidden to teach at the University of Halle, to speak in public, or to publish.
He left for the United States in 1940, bringing some installation photographs with him.
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