Dr. Miriam Kühn


Functions

  • Research Associate (Museum für Islamische Kunst)
  • Curator (Museum für Islamische Kunst)

Institution

Museum für Islamische Kunst

Contact

m.kuehn[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Focus

  • Curator in charge of textiles, glass, wood, coins and seals. She furthermore oversees the projects on provenance research in the collection and the photographic archive as well as the archive
    Website of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Mamluk art, architecture and material culture as well as sacred art and its social contexts
  • „Contextualizing the Patronage of Mamluk Minbars: An Overview and a Case Study of the Minbar in the Mosque of Asalbāy in Madīnat al-Faiyūm“, in: Bethany Walker – Abdelkader Al Ghouz (eds.), Living with Nature and Things. Contributions to a New Social History of the Middle Islamic Periods, Göttingen
    Contextualizing the Patronage of Mamluk Minbars
  • Samarra Revisited The 1911- 1913 Excavation Campaigns from the Perspective of Today’s Museum Employees
    Samarra Revisited

Vita

Since 03/2017 Curator (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
09/2012 until 03/2017 Project manager/content curator Yousef Jameel Digitization project (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
11/2011 until 09/2012 Research associate / Chair for Islamic art history and archaeology, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.
10/2010 until 04/2011 Fellow / Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
07/2008 until 10/2010 Curatorial Trainee/ Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
01/2006 until 07/2008 Graduate assistant / German Archaeological Institute, Orient-Department, Berlin.
2002 until 2014 Author and copy editor / Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL). Die Bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker.
2017 Conferral of a doctoral degree in art history / Department of Art History, Faculty of History and Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
2005 Magistra Artium (Master) in Oriental art history (focus: History of Islamic art), art history and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Membership

  • Since 2021: Member of netzwerk mode textil e.V.
  • Since 2021: Member of Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.
  • Since 2021: Member of Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.
  • Since 2021: Member of Historians of Islamic Art Association
  • Since 2017: Treasurer of Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft e.V.. Zur Erforschung der Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie.
  • Since 2012: Member of ICOM.
  • Since 2009: Member of Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V..
  • Since 2008: Member of Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft e.V.. Zur Erforschung der Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie.
  • Since 2003: Member of DAVO. Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient für gegenwartsbezogene Forschung und Dokumentation.

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