M. A. Anna Beselin


  • Curator (Museum für Islamische Kunst)
  • Restorer (Museum für Islamische Kunst)


Museum für Islamische Kunst



Focus | Responsibilities | Projects

  • Conservation / Restoration: work focus: carpets, flatweaves etc. from islamicate countries.
  • Curatorial research & work focus: Carpets and Europe; The Berlin Carpet Collection, Carpets.


  • Since 2018: Vice Chairwoman of Verein Teppich- und Textilkultur e.V.
  • Since 2011: Member of ICOC.
  • Seit 2011: Member of ICOM.
  • Since 2010: Member of CIETA.


  • Beselin, Anna: “PAY SLIPS” OF THE PAST Hidden marks in pile carpets from the 14th–17th centuries, in: EOTHEN. Münchner Beiträge zur Geschichte der Islamischen Kunst und Kultur, vol. VIII, spring 2022, S.9-62.
  • Beselin, Anna: The Kirchheim Gifts to the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, in: Francis, Michael: Anatolian Tribal Rugs 1050-1750: The Orient Stars Collection, Publ. Hali Publications, London 2021, S.20-27.
  • Beselin, Anna: Palginömm: Painted Luxury in Medieval Tallinn, erschienen in: The Power of Things, in: Palginömm, Kertuu (Hg.), Tallinn 2019, S.38-50.
  • Beselin, Anna: Der Klang der Teppiche. Soundweaving 7.0 – Pergamon Edition, in: Museums Journal 4, 2018, S.74.
  • Beselin, Anna: Knots, Art & History. The Berlin Carpet Collection, Milano 2018.
  • Beselin, Anna: An unexpected reunion, in: Hali 187, 2016, S.94-101.
  • Beselin, Anna: Conservation challenge: Ottoman carpets in Transylvanian churches, in: NATCC preprints, Plying the trades: pulling together in the 21st century. 8th biennial conference, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico 2011.
  • Beselin, Anna: Hanging Heavy Carpets – Pros and Cons of the “Berlin System”, in: NATCC preprints, Material in Motion. 10th biennial conference, New York, New York, USA 2015.
  • Beselin,Anna: Using Carpets to tell stories. Innovative Approaches to Museum Display, in: Hali 168, 2011, S.27-31.
  • Beselin, Anna: Klassische Teppiche, in: Sammlerglück - Islamische Kunst aus der Sammlung Edmund de Unger, 27. November 2007 bis 17. Februar 2008 im Pergamonmuseum, Ausstellungskatalog, Berlin 2007, S.98-105.
  • Beselin, Anna: Vom Feuer verzehrt – Zeitzeugen des Krieges, in: Museums Journal III, 2005, S.87-88.

Staff of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Here, the employees of the different branches of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin introduce themselves, providing some information about their professional backgrounds and their main areas of work.