<b>Germany</b>: Virtual Exhibitions in the “Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek”


  • Manuela Fischer
  • Silke Röckelein
  • Frank von Hagel

Author Biographies

Manuela Fischer

Dr. Manuela Fischer studied Art History and Native/Ancient American Studies in Montpellier and Berlin. She gained her PhD at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität zu Berlin) in 1989 with a thesis on “Ordnungsprinzipien in den Mythen der KaÌgaba der Sierra Nevada von Santa Marta, Kolumbienâ€. Since 1989 she is working at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, as head of the archaeological collection of South America.

Silke Röckelein

Silke Röckelein studied Art History and German Literature in Marburg, Poitiers (France) and Frankfurt/Main. She took her PhD with a dissertation on repetition structures in the creation of Outsider Artists funded by a Postgraduate Scholarship from the German Research Foundation. She has built up the Hans Prinzhorn Archive, Hemer, and has worked in several museums in Münster, Aachen, Düsseldorf and Neuss. Since 2010 she has participated in various projects for the Digital Art and Cultural Archive, Düsseldorf (d:kult). During the period from 2011 to 2014 she was in charge of the virtual exhibition The Memory of Dance for the German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, DDB). Presently she is working as a project officer at the Foundation Insel Hombroich, Neuss, assisting with digitizing, collection management, and registering information about the archives, libraries and art collections.

Frank von Hagel

Frank von Hagel studied at the University of Osnabrück and graduated with a MA in History and Political Science.  After the development and introduction of museum documentation systems in various museums,  in 2003 and 2004 he supervised  the project KalliopeII as deputy project manager in the Manuscript Department of the Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage.  Since 2005 he has been employed at the Institute for Museum Research. There he worked in various projects (BAM - Portal, NESTOR, Minerva, Athena, Linked Heritage, Artstor, SPK-digital, DDB and AthenaPlus), as well as publications and events.  A continuous focus of his work is the support of large and small institutions in the provision of their digital information about heritage kept in their custody.




How to Cite

Fischer, M., Röckelein, S., & Hagel, F. von. (2015). <b>Germany</b>: Virtual Exhibitions in the “Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek”. Uncommon Culture, 6(11), 126–131. Retrieved from https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/6080