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Its key duties include advising the director general and the governing board on the planning of research and other academic aspects of museum work, in addition to making scientific assessments of longer-term concepts with regard to the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

According to the statutes, the Museum’s Scientific Advisory Board consists of nine to twelve members elected by the museum’s governing board for a maximum of two four-year terms.

The Scientific Advisory Board consists of scientists and academics from museums, universities and industry. At least two members should be from abroad.

The Advisory Board meets at least once a year. Members of the Advisory Board serve in an honorary capacity.

All advisory board members

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Graf

    Prof. Dr. Bernhard Graf

    Chairperson, Director of the Institut für Museumsforschung, Berlin (retired)
    Research area: Museology

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Brüggerhoff

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Brüggerhoff

    Deputy Chairperson, Director Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
    Research area: Restoration/conservation of technical heritage

  • Dr. Silke Ackermann

    Dr. Silke Ackermann

    Director Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
    Research area: History of Science

  • Dr. Markus Brantl

    Dr. Markus Brantl

    Head of Digital Library Munich Digitization Center / Digital Preservation
    Research area: Digitization (2D und 3D) of cultural heritage, Digital Preservation

  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger.

    Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger

    Chair of Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology, Human Technology Center, RWTH Aachen
    Research area: Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology

  • Prof. Dr. Martina Heßler

    Prof. Dr. Martina Heßler

    Chair of History of Technology Technical University of Darmstadt
    Research area: History of Technology

  • Prof. Dr. Malte Rehbein

    Prof. Dr. Malte Rehbein

    Chair of Digital Humanities at Universität Passau
    Research area: Digital Humanities, Digitization of cultural property, History

  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan

    Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan

    Deputy Director of the Leibniz-Instituts für Wissensmedien, Tübingen
    Research area: Visitor Research

  • Dr. Markus Weber

    Dr. Markus Weber

    Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG and President & CEO of ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Segment
    Research area: Physics, Optics

  • Dr. Hans Weinberger

    Dr. Hans Weinberger

    Head of the Department of Natural Sciences, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
    Research area: History of Science and Technology, Museum Management