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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 | Responsibilities | Projects

  • 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

Vita

Since 03/2017 Curator (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
09/2012–03/2017 Project manager/content curator Yousef Jameel Digitization project (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
11/2011–09/2012 Research associate / Chair for Islamic art history and archaeology, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.
10/2010–04/2011 Fellow / Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
07/2008–10/2010 Curatorial Trainee/ Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
01/2006–07/2008 Graduate assistant / German Archaeological Institute, Orient-Department, Berlin.
2002–2014 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

  • 2017–2023: Treasurer of Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft e.V.. Zur Erforschung der Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie
  • Member of netzwerk mode textil e.V.
  • Member of Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.
  • Member of Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.
  • Member of Historians of Islamic Art Association
  • Member of ICOM
  • Member of Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft e.V.. Zur Erforschung der Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie
  • Member of DAVO. Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient für gegenwartsbezogene Forschung und Dokumentation

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Staff of the Pergamonmuseum

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.