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Who makes the museum? And which ideas does the museum pursue? You will find all important background information here.

The Junges Museum Frankfurt returning to the Historisches Museum Frankfurt at the Römer by the end of 2017, shows interactive exhibitions created especially for young people aged 6 to 14. The Caricatura Museum in the Leinwandhaus and the Porzellan Museum in the Kronberger Haus in Höchst focus on certain special fields and offer their visitors individual exhibitions and events.

The guiding principle of the museum

The Historisches Museum Frankfurt has transformed itself from a museum of history to the city museum of Frankfurt. Its new exhibition house opened in 2017, with permanent exhibitions:Frankfurt Now! and Frankfurt Then?, together with the new entrance building and its introductory exhibitions Staufer Port and The Snowglobe.  It’s now a place of information, reflection and discussion about Frankfurt, offering different explanations and background on the city’s history. As a forum for the important topics of urban society, it contributes to the understanding of the present and future of the city. The collections, exhibitions and events at the museum react to the present day just as much as they ask questions about the future. The museum encourages participation, takes its visitors’ wealth of experience and knowledge seriously and integrates it into its collections. The new Historisches Museum Frankfurt reaches out to all inhabitants of, and visitors to, the small metropolis on the Main. It is aimed specifically at the many new citizens who come from different cultures around the world and the international guests in the trade-fair city and transport hub of Frankfurt.

Since long ago Frankfurt is the German city with the highest proportion of inhabitants with a multicultural biography. The museum aims to mirror this formative characteristic of the city in its program, its collections as well as in its staff. A continuous collaboration with protagonists of this new city society is a strategic element of this commitment. The Cultural Foundation fo the Federal Republic of Germany suppoerts the museum on this way (360 Grad - Fonds für Kulturen der neuen Stadtgesellschaft).


The Historisches Museum Frankfurt has its origins in the collections of the city and its inhabitants dating as far back as the 16th century. Founded in 1877-1878 through civic initiatives, it is the oldest museum in Frankfurt supported by the municipality. Since then, its job has been to preserve, research and mediate objects – and to transmit an image of this trade-fair city. Today, it has some of the most extensive collections on cultural and art history of the city and region. The last comprehensive redesign of the museum took place in 1972/1975. With its guiding mottos “A place for learning, not a shrine to the muses!” and “Culture for everyone”, the Historisches Museum Frankfurt encouraged a place for constant learning and opened up the institution of the museum to all levels of society. Questions regarding social history became the new guiding principle for substantive work. 40 years later, the Historisches Museum Frankfurt has been redesigned once again. As was the case in 1972, a conversion and new construction was the trigger. The historical buildings were treated as listed buildings for the first time in 2008-2012, with the Staufer Saalhof being the oldest standing building in the city and the Rententurm (Toll Tower) stemming from the fortification of the city in the Late Middle Ages. The new buildings create a distinct museum architecture, whose modern buildings are sensitively positioned within the complex urban construction at the Römerberg square. A new museum square (Museumsplatz)  ties in with the structures of the Old Town which was destroyed in 1944. Construction was  completed in 2017, the opening took place in October 2017.
 

Director
Dr Jan Gerchow
Director
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 33371
jan.gerchow(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Dr Wolfgang Cilleßen
Deputy Director
Curator of graphics/paper, paintings and sculpture collections
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 36721
wolfgang.cillessen(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Karin Berrío
Museum Communication
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 37776
corinna.engel(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Heidrun Czarnecki
Secretary to the Director
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 37773
heidrun.czarnecki(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

 
Visitor service and renting
Sandra Baetzel
Events management and visitor’s service
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 31672
sandra.baetzel(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Susanne Angetter
Visitor’s service, information and booking tours
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 35154
besucherservice.historisches-museum(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
susanne.angetter(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Krasimira Peneva
Reception & Ticket desk
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 35599
krasimira.peneva(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Curators

Dr Frank Berger
Collections on numismatics, militaria, science and research, technology and industry, and models and dioramas.
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34499
frank.berger(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Martha Caspers
Collections on photography, media and communication 
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 36443
martha.caspers(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Anne Gemeinhardt
Education and mediation
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34611
anne.gemeinhardt(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Martina Dehlinger
Mediation and exhibitions at Junges Museum
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34630
martina.dehlinger(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Susanne Gesser
Manager of the Junges Museum Frankfurt (Kindermuseum)
Construction projects, mediation and exhibitions
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 35633
susanne.gesser(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Dr Nina Gorgus
Exhibition coordination and collections
Collections: Toys, daily life and housekeeping II (from 1880), Childhood and youth culture
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 46550
nina.gorgus(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Dr Angela Jannelli
Bibliothek der Generationen, City Lab
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 33814
angela.jannelli(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Franziska Mucha
Digital museum practice
Tel +49(0)69 - 212 - 42069
franziska.mucha(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Marie-Luise Schultz
Mediation and exhibitions at Junges Museum Frankfurt
Tel +49(0)69 - 212 - 34630
marie-luise-schultz(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Patricia Stahl
Director of Porzellan Museum Frankfurt in Kronberger Haus
Collections: Daily life and housekeeping II (to 1880),
Trade and industry
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 36712
patricia.stahl(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Jenny Jung
Research trainee
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 33832
jenny.jung(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Laura Hollingshaus
Research trainee
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 47770
laura.hollingshaus(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Aikaterini Dori
Scholar of cultural diversity and migration
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 47738
aikaterini.dori(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Erica DeAbreu-Goncalves
Fellow International Museum
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 47738
erica.deabreu(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

 
Documentation
Dr Maren Christine Härtel
Manager of documentation and restoration workshops
Curator of collections on furniture, historical musical instruments, fashion and textile
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 35487
maren-christine.haertel(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Beate Dannhorn, M.A.
Registrar, image archive
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 30596
beate.dannhorn(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Heike Krahl, Dipl.-Bib. (trained librarian)
Library
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 36181
heike.krahl(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Thomas Schwerdtfeger
Digital resources and media
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34467
thomas.d.schwerdtfeger(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Restoration
Anja Damaschke, Dipl.-Rest. (Akad.) (trained restorer)
Paintings
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34740
anja.damaschke(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Verena Grande M.A., Dipl.-Rest. (FH)
Paper and graphics
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 37774
verena.grande(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Birgit Harand, Dipl.-Rest. (FH)
Paper, graphics, leather, parchment
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34405
birgit.harand(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Sabine Lorenz
Craft, technical cultural assets
Tel +(0)69 - 212 - 36881
sabine.lorenz(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Kathrin Röttger, M.A.
Sculpture, craft
Tel +49 (0)69 212 3688
kathrin.roettger(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Heike Schuler-Kienle, Dipl.-Rest. (FH)
Paper and graphics
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 44195
heike.schuler(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Christoph Wenzel, M.A., Dipl.-Rest. (FH) 
Furniture and wood
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 35984
christoph.wenzel(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Administration
Barbara Langfeld
Management 
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 44463
barbara.langfeld(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Anja Tesch
Ordering, accounting
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 33370
anja.tesch(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Christiane Collins
Contracts
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34274
christiane.collins(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Sandra Lohmann
Accounting
 
Ulrich Freund
Visitor statistics, museum graphics
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34601
ulrich.freund(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Museum technology & Technical service
Willi Gubanek
Building technology
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34586
Mobile +49 (0)160 - 7187591
willi.gubanek(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Christof Gold
Building technology
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34586
Mobile +49 (0)175 9305153
christof.gold(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Ingo Thofern
Building technology
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 34586
Mobile +49 (0) 170 7867252
ingo.thofern(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Harald Meiß
Building technology
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 30863
harald.meiss(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Abdelmajid Labroumani
Technical service

Matteo Ciliberti
Transport

 
Board of trustees
Andrea von Bethmann
Tel +49 (0)69 - 212 - 47190
andrea.vonbethmann(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Honorary posts
Bernhard Eddigehausen (sculpture collection)
bernhard.eddigehausen(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Siegfried Eistert (graphic collection)
siegfried.eistert(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Almut Junker (photo collection)
almut.junker(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Ursula Kern (research on women and gender)
ursula.kern(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Dagmar Mlynczak (media stations)
dagmar.mlynczak(at)stadt-frankfurt.de

Martina Sichelschmidt (library)
martina.sichelschmidt(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Dr Jürgen Steen (provenance research)
juergen.steen(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Dagmar Straube (photo collection)
dagmar.straube(at)stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Voluntary team at the Bibliothek der Alten
Jasmin Grünewald
Melanie Hartlaub
Marie-Luise Leberke
 
Tuesday team: Bibliothek der Alten
Enzio Edschmid
Thomas Ferber
Doris Illian
Asal Khosravi
Lea Lustyková
Behjat Mehdizadeh
Dr Ebrahim Modjaz
Ernst Neubronner
Brigitte Reich
Brigitte Schmid

Praktikum im HMF

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