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Dr. phil. Nadja Cholidis


Deputy Director (Vorderasiatisches Museum)


Vorderasiatisches Museum



Focus | Responsibilities | Projects

  • Archaeology of the Ancient Near East with focus on Mesopotamia and Northeast Syria
  • Historical research with focus on the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Object biography and provenance research


Since 01/2020 Deputy Director at the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin
07/2014 until 12/2019 Curator for the archaeological collections with focus on northwestern Mesopotamia and Syria
1/2012 until 6/2014 Research Associate
10/2001 until 4/2009 Scientific Director of the Tell Halaf Restoration Project "Reconstruction of the Tell Halaf Palace Facade"
9/1996 until 10/2001 DFG-funded research project on the terracotta figurines from Babylon in the Museum of the Ancient Near East (Vorderasiatisches Museum zu Berlin)
4/1994 until 3/1996 Internship at the Museum of the Ancient Near East (Vorderasiatisches Museum zu Berlin)
1993 until 1996 Freelancer at the Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, Archaeological Collection
1992 until 1994 Research Associate, Ugarit Research, Münster
1982 until 1991 Studies of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Philology, Ancient History and Political Sciences in Münster


  • Since 2021: Member of the board of the association "Friends of Antiquity on the Museum Island Berlin"
  • Since 2000: Member of the German Museums Association
  • Since 1997: Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Since 1990: Member of the German Association of Archaeologists
  • Since 1985: Member of the German Oriental Society

Related links

The Tell Halaf Adventure

Staff of the Vorderasiatisches Museum

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.