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Prof. Dr. Barbara Helwing


Director (Vorderasiatisches Museum)


Vorderasiatisches Museum


Since 2019 Director Vorderasiatischen Museums der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
Since 2021 Honorary Professor, Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin
2016 until 2019 Professor, Near Eastern Archaeology (Edwin Culbert Hall Chair), at the University of Sydney, Australia
2018 until 2019 Excavation and Survey at Kantarodai, Sri Lanka Northern Province
2014 until 2015 Professor of Near Eastern Prehistory at University Lyon II – Frères Lumière, France
2009 until 2015 Kamiltepe excavations and survey in collaboration with Academy of Sciences Baku, Azerbaijan Republic
2000 until 2014 Head of Teheran Branch of the German Archaeological Institute, Eurasia Dept.
2008 Habilitation and venia legendi in Near Eastern Archaeology, Tübingen University
2008 Visiting professor at Tübingen University
1997 until 2000 Lecturer at Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey
1996 PhD, Heidelberg University
1992 until 1995 Researcher, Project “Early Metal in Mesopotamia”, funded by Volkswagen Foundation, collaboration of Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics and Heidelberg University, Dept. For Near Eastern Archaeology


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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.