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New Deputy Director-General of the National Museums in Berlin

20.06.2011
Gipsformerei - Kunstmanufaktur seit 1819

In today's meeting, the board of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK), headed by the Minister of State for Culture, Bernd Neumann, was unanimous in its decision of selecting Dr. Christina Haak as the new Deputy Director-General of the National Museums in Berlin. She is set to take over from Prof. Günther Schauerte, who will be taking up the post of Vice President of the SPK on 1 August of this year. With her doctorate in art history and a wealth of experience in modern museum management and curatorial practice, Dr. Christina Haak is ideally suited to take on the job.

Dr. Christina Haak, born 1966, became head of the Buildings Department at the National Museums in 2009 and was responsible for matters concerning museum development planning. From 2003 to the end of 2008 she was the head of the Department for Project Management, Museum Development and Public Relations at the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel. Her professional career began at the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt am Main, where she also organised various temporary exhibitions.

The National Museums in Berlin is made up of some 15 collections and four institutes which include the jewel in the crown of Berlin's diverse museum landscape - the Museum Island.