Michael Eissenhauer

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Michael Eissenhauer in the Gemäldegalerie

Michael Eissenhauer (born November 28 1956 in Stuttgart) is a German art historian and director-general of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Biography

After gaining his Abitur (school-leaving certificate) in 1975, Michael Eissenhauer completed two years of training as a cabinetmaker before going on to study art history, classical archaeology and German literature in Tübingen and Hamburg. He received both a Master’s degree (1983) and a PhD (1985) from the University of Hamburg. After working as a research volunteer at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg (1987–1989), he became a researcher at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin (1989–1990), returning to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum as a curator from 1991 to 1995.[1]

From 1995 to 2001 he was director of the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, and then, until 2008, director of the mhk Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (formerly the Staatliche Museen Kassel),[1][2] which was restructured and considerably expanded under his leadership.[3]

From 2002 to 2007, Michael Eissenhauer was a member of the Committee of ICOM Deutschland and from 2003 to 2010, president of the Deutscher Museumsbundes. Since 2009 he has been a member of the Commission for Arts and Culture of the Federal Foreign Office,[4] of the board of trustees of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain[5] as well as of the programme commission of the Martin-Gropius-Bau.[4]

In December 2007, the Board of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz appointed Michael Eissenhauer to succeed Peter-Klaus Schuster as director-general of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. He officially assumed this position on 31 October 2008.[3][6] On 1 August 2016 he also took over the post of director of the Gemäldegalerie and Skulpturensammlung at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.[7]

Since the winter semester of 2012/2013, Michael Eissenhauer has been teaching at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (IKB) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.[8] The university made him an honorary professor in 2016.[9]

Major works

  • Die Hamburger Wohnstiftungen des 19. Jahrhunderts : "Ein Denkmal, welches theilnehmende Liebe gestiftet hat ..." (in German) (9), Hamburg: Christians, 1987, ISBN 3-7672-1010-X 
  • "Das Humboldt-Forum im Schloss: Konzept und Ansatz", Museumskunde (in German), Berlin, 75 (2), pp. 20-24, 2010, ISSN 0027-4178 

External links

  • Literature by and about Michael Eissenhauer in the German National Library catalogue
  • Interview with the director-general (in German)

References

  1. ^ a b cf. Lebenslauf (Kulturstiftung des Bundes)
  2. ^ cf. Museen in Kassel
  3. ^ a b "Neuer Generaldirektor der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin und neuer Direktor der Nationalgalerie gewählt". Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  4. ^ a b Interview mit Michael Eissenhauer “Das goldene Zeitalter. Die Ära Velázquez”
  5. ^ Der Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain: Gremien
  6. ^ Das Fremde gehört in die Mitte. In: Der Tagesspiegel, 22. Dezember 2007; Wechsel im Amt des Generaldirektors der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin und des Direktors der Nationalgalerie
  7. ^ Personalien im Stiftungsrat: ... Michael Eissenhauer übernimmt zusätzlich die Gemäldegalerie (Press Release dated June 25, 2015); Generaldirektor Michael Eissenhauer übernimmt Direktion von Gemäldegalerie sowie Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (August 1, 2016)
  8. ^ Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wintersemester 2012/13
  9. ^ Honorarprofessur für Michael Eissenhauer (11.02.2016)


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