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Gabriele Müller (born 1965) studied business sciences, with special focus on macroeconomics, in Paderborn. Following working experience in Münster and Gladbeck, employed at the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen since 1995. Here, employed at the Senator for Finances (1995 – 2002) as well as the Bremer Investitions-Gesellschaft mbH (2003 – 2008), with the topic of decentralised controlling and as a research assistant in the investigative committee Construction and Real Estate (2002 – 2003). Managing director of the Übersee-Museums Bremen since February 2008.
Wiebke Ahrndt (born 1963), ethnology / Meso-American studies in Goettingen and Bonn. Different study and research visits in Los Angeles and Mexico. In 1996, doctorate in Meso-American studies. From the end of 1999 until the beginning of 2002, head of Amercan department at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Museum of Cultures). Since March 2002, director of the Übersee-Museum Bremen. October 2006, honorary professor in the faculty of Cultural Science at the University of Bremen. From 2011 until 2018 vice president of the Deutsche Museumsbund (German Museum Association).
Etta Grotrian (born 1971), studied History, Comparative Religious Studies and Law in Bonn and Berlin. From 2001 to 2018 Project Manager (Documentation and New Media) at the Jewish Museum Berlin. From 2014 to 2018 lecturer at the University of Bremen and Freie Universität Berlin (Digital History, Public History). Since June 2018 at Übersee-Museum.
Mitiana Arbon (born 1993) studied from 2012-2017 a double Bachelors degree in Arts and Pacific Studies majoring in Heritage and Museum Studies, Art Theory, Pacific studies, and Anthropology at the Australian National University. In 2017 he completed a first-class Honours dissertation. In 2018 he started his doctoral research in Pacific studies at the Australian National University. He has experiences tutoring and lecturing at the Australian National University. From 2019 he worked as an Archivist and Digital Officer for the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau in Canberra. His focus areas are Pacific material culture, art, and cultural identity. Since April 2021 he has been the Oceania Co-Curator at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Silke Seybold (born 1969), studied ethnology (area of focus Africa), geography and pedagogy in Mainz and London. 1995, field research in Ethiopia. As of 1999, development and execution of the project aimed at establishing the historical photo archive at the Übersee-Museum Bremen. Subject area management for Africa at the Übersee-Museum Bremen since 2003. Furthermore, project management of a number of different exhibition projects and repeatedly lecturer at the University of Bremen.
Stephanie Walda-Mandel (born 1974), from 1997 until 2004, ethnology and English Studies in Heidelberg as well as cultural anthropology in Perth, Australia. Experience as tutor and lecturer at Heidelberg University. Master’s degree in 2004. Fieldwork in Micronesia and in the USA. In 2016, PhD in ethnology at Heidelberg University. From 2016 until 2017, curatorial assistant at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart. Her focus areas are Pacific material culture, migration, and cultural identity. Since the end of 2017, head of the Oceania and the America department at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Renate Noda (born 1965) studied Sinology in Bonn, study visit in Jinan, Shandong province, People’s Republic of China 1991, master’s degree in the field of Sinology. Long-term stays in Kumamoto, Japan and Hong Kong. Study toward a dissertation in Japanology in Vienna, 2010 doctorate. 2004-2010, curator for Eastern Asia at the Museum for Ethnology in Vienna. Between 2002 and 2010, teaching assignments in the Sinology and Japanology departments at the University of Vienna. Since 2010, Head of the Department of Ethnology at the Übersee-Museum Bremen. Board member of the German-Japanese Society in Bremen from 2011 to 2016.
Léo Messerschmid (born 1986), studied Japanese Studies, Sinology and Religious Studies at the LMU Munich, Master’s degree 2015. End of 2015 to end of 2016 research research assistant at the Department of Japanese Culture and Language, University of Hamburg. Between October 2016 and February 2020 PhD student at the University of Hamburg. Since March 2020 scientific volunteer at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Jan Christoph Greim (born 1982), studied classical archeology and history at the Ruhr University in Bochum. 2018 PhD in technology history. From 2011 to 2013 research assistant at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven. In 2012 project manager at Talentakademie Ruhr and lecturer at Osnabrück University. Early 2014 to early 2016 scientific traineeship and then project manager (2016-2017) at the Focke-Museum, Bremen State Museum for Art and Cultural History. Between mid-2017 and February 2020 head of the Museum Moorseer Mühle in Nordenham. Since March 2020 head of the trade history at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Ina Schenker (born 1986), studied German-French Studies at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn / Université Paris IV Sorbonne (2007 – 2010) and Transnational Literary Studies at the University of Bremen (2010 – 2013). 2020 PhD in Transnational Cultural and Media Studies. From 2013 to 2015 scholarship holder of the University of Bremen and the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”. Since 2013 freelance theater educator and actress at Bremen’s AMS! theater and BIK City Impro (Bremen). From 2015 – 2021 research assistance in Romance Studies at the University of Bremen and ForstA representative (“Forschend Studieren von Anfang an”) from 2018 – 2019 for the M.A. Transnational Literary Studies. Since March 2021 Assistant Curator in trade history at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Michael Stiller (born 1961) studied biology in Marburg. From 1990 to 1994, research assistant at the Alfred Wegener Institute for polar and marine research in Bremerhaven. 1995, doctorate at the University of Bremen in biology. Since 1996, self-employed as biologist in the field of marine faunistics. From 1998 to 2011, collaboration at the Übersee-Museum in a number of different exhibition projects. Since February 2012, head of the department of natural history at the Übersee-Museum. Since 2013, vice chairman of the Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Bremen (Natural History Society of Bremen).
Volker Lohrmann (born 1981) studied biology in Mainz and Berlin. 2006-2007, scientific trainee at the “Staatlichen Museum für Naturkunde” (State Museum of Natural History) in Karlsruhe. 2007-2010 doctorate scholarship holder of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” (German National Academic Foundation). Research and field trips, among others, in Arizona, Florida and London. 2011-2014, research assistant at the University of Potsdam, the Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) Berlin and the Max-Planck Institute in Bremen. 2012-2014 member of the taxonomy work group of the Leopoldina. Head of the entomology subject area at the Übersee-Museum Bremen since 2013.
Michaela Grein (born 1980) studied geosciences in Tübingen. 2006–2007, 2009–2012 and 2014–2017 research assistant at the University of Tübingen, the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart and the National museum Prague. 2007–2009 doctorate scholarship holder of the “Landesgraduiertenförderung (LGF) Baden-Württemberg”. 2012–2014 scientific trainee at the Übersee-Museum Bremen. Since 2017 head of the botany subject area at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Charlotte Altenmüller (born 1991), cultural studies and arts management at the University of Lüneburg and the University of Music Weimar. Study visits in Rom 2012 and Leeds 2016. Assistant Curator PR and Marketing at the Übersee-Museum Bremen from March 2017 until February 2019. Since March 2019 responsible for Press Relations and Social Media at the Übersee-Museum Bremen.
Bettina von Briskorn (born 1966), studied history and cultural science at the University of Bremen. 1995, degree Master of Arts. 1996-1998 and 2000-2002, research assistant at the Übersee-Museum. 2006-2007, general management assistant at Bremer Geschichtenhaus (Bremen’s House of History) in Schnoor. As of 1999, freelance activity in museum education and adult education. Since 2015, provenance researcher at the Übersee-Museum. She is currently running the project “Ahnen- und Trophäenschädel aus ehemals Deutsch-Neuguinea. Annäherung an Provenienz und Erwerbung einer Sammlung kulturell sensibler Objekte in den Beständen des Übersee-Museums Bremen” (Ancestral and trophy skulls from former German New Guinea. Approach to provenance and acquisition of a collection of culturally sensitive objects in the holdings of the Übersee-Museum Bremen), which is funded by “Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste”.