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

The guiding principle of the museum

The Historical Museum Frankfurt is the city’s oldest museum, collecting and preserving, researching, conveying and exhibiting Frankfurt's cultural heritage. As a city museum it is a centre of knowledge and critical information, reflection and discussion on the past, present and future of Frankfurt; as a history museum it links local town issues with broader social history.
The museum is open to everyone. Its Young Museum offers opportunities tailored specifically to families and schools. The museum draws upon the wealth of experience and knowledge from Frankfurt’s people and their guests, working in a participatory and inclusive manner. It invites everyone living in the city to participate in the museum as a cultural forum and help shape it. Multiple perspectives and diversity play a central role in this context. The diversity of urban society is reflected in its collections, exhibitions and communication.
Based on current topics of debates, historical objects are scientifically researched and linked to subjective stories and points of view; this includes all relevant artistic, city-researching as well as everyday-life perspectives. Additional museum objectives include expanding and consolidating its digital strategy and its networks within the city and the region.

The museum preserves the cultural heritage of its urban community for future generations. It features extensive collections of art and the history of everyday life, with outstanding inventories at its disposal. The museum team carefully preserves the objects and manages their conservation. Important priorities include the digital documentation and publication of collections, and the researching of provenances.
Our museum team fosters a cooperative and respectful working environment. Together with the colleagues of the Young Museum and the Porcelain Museum, we form a team comprised of diverse expert skills that complement each other and allow for differing views. The museum team is active in international museum networks. We are an open-minded and learning institution: we are curious, work on an interdisciplinary basis, and confront the challenges of a constantly changing urban society.

 

The Junges Museum Frankfurt  (Young Museum) shows interactive exhibitions created especially for young people aged 6 to 14. The Porzellan Museum in the Kronberger Haus in Höchst has been presenting around 1,800 Höchst faiences and porcelain since 1994, mainly from the Rococo and Neoclassical periods.

Would you like to volunteer at the Frankfurt Historical Museum? We are pleased about your interest!

Volunteers are engaged in many departments of the Historical Museum. Volunteer positions range from advising in the museum store to assist visitors and events to documentation, research or transciption in the picture archive or in one of the museum's many collections.

The placement of volunteers is coordinated by the Förderverein Historisch-Archäologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt e.V. (HAG) as a measure of museum support. The contact person is Andrea v. Bethmann, a member of the HAG board. The job offers also include voluntary work in the Archaeological Museum and in the HAG with its friends groups "Freunde & Förderer des Historischen Museums" and "Freunde des Archäologischen Museums".

Further information and our current job market can be found here.

Information and further inquiries

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
T +49 69 212-35154
besucherservice[at]historisches-museum-frankfurt.de

Directorate

Dr. Jan Gerchow
Director
+49 69 212-33371

jan.gerchow[at]stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Prof. Dr. Nina Gorgus
Acting Deputy Director
and Head of Collection and Research
+49 69 212-46550
nina.gorgus[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Heidrun Czarnecki
Director's Office
+49 69 212-37773

heidrun.czarnecki[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Karin Berrío
Museum Communications
+49 69 212-37776

karin.berrio[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Noah Nätscher
Scientific Volunteer
Museum Communications
+49 69 212-35961
noah.naetscher[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Management Team

Dr. Jan Gerchow (Director)
Susanne Gesser (Head of Education and Participation/Head of the Young Museum)

Prof. Dr. Nina Gorgus (Acting: Head of Collection and Research)
Dr. Dorothee Linnemann (Acting: Head of Documentation and Restoration)
Sandra Baetzel (Acting: Head of Administration and Operations)

By clicking on the arrows you will get a list of other staff members of the museum.

 

Mediation and Participation Department

Susanne Gesser
Head of Mediation and Participation
Head of Young Museum Frankfurt
+49 69 212-35633

susanne.gesser[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Lisa Brackmann
Mediation and Exhibitions Young Museum

+49 69 212-34630
lisa.brackmann[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Martina Dehlinger
Education and Exhibitions Young Museum
+49 69 212-48785

martina.dehlinger[at]stadt-frankfurt.de
 
Laura Hollingshaus
Education and Outreach Young Museum
+49 69 212-32936

laura.hollingshaus[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Dr. Angela Jannelli
Library of Generations, CityLab
+49 69 212-33814

angela.jannelli[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Konstantin Lannert
Bolongaro Museum Höchst
+49 69 212-47775

konstantin.lannert[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Claudia Spezzano
Bolongaro Museum Höchst
+49 69 212-30698

claudia.spezzano[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Carolina Maddè
Exhibition and event management
+49 69 212-31672
carolina.madde[at]stadt-frankfurt.de 
veranstaltungen[at]historisches-museum-frankfurt.de
 
Tanja Martinho Alves
Ksenia Ivanova
Visitor Service
+49 69 212-35154 (Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 16.00)

besucherservice[at]historisches-museum-frankfurt.de

Dr. Franziska Mucha
Digital Museum Practice
+49 69 212-42069

franziska.mucha[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Juliane Phieler
Education and mediation
+49 69 212-34611
juliane.phieler[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Angelina Schaefer
Scientific Volunteer
Mediation and Participation
+49 69 212-33832

angelina.schaefer[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Collection and Research Department

Prof. Dr. Nina Gorgus
Exhibition Coordination
Collections Everyday Culture and Household II (from 1880), Toys, Childhood and Youth Culture
(Acting: Head of Collection and Research, exhibition coordination as well as paintings, glass paintings, wooden sculptures)
+49 69 212-46550

nina.gorgus[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Christina Bach
Collections of numismatics, militaria, technology and industry, models
(Acting: stone sculptures, building artefacts)
+49 69 212-34499
christina.bach[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Dr. Dorothee Linnemann
Collections Graphic Arts, Photography, Media and Communication
(Acting: Head of Documentation/Restoration)
+49 69 212-36443

dorothee.linnemann[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Sarah Roller
Scientific Volunteer
Collection and research
+49 69 212-30698
sarah.roller[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Patricia Stahl
Director Porcelain Museum in Kronberger House
Collections Everyday Culture and Household I (until 1880), Crafts and Trades
+49 69 212-45474

patricia.stahl[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Dr. Felix Schürmann
Research assistant (colonial history)
+49 69 212-31070
felix.schuermann[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Documentation and Restoration Department

Dr. Dorothee Linnemann
Acting: Head of Documentation/Restoration
+49 69 212-36443

dorothee.linnemann[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Sonja Brandt
Restauration Paper, Graphics, Leather, Parchment
+49 69 212-34405

sonja.brandt[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Anja Damaschke
Restauration Paintings
+49 69 212-34740

anja.damaschke[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Beate Dannhorn
Registrar, Picture Archive
+49 69 212-30596

beate.dannhorn[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Manuel Dold
Library
+49 69 212-36181
manuel.dold[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Dominik Gransow
IT-Administration
+49 69 212-34467

dominik.gransow[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Verena Grande
Restauration Paper and Graphics
+49 69 212-37774

verena.grande[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Heike Heilmann
Restoration of paper and graphics, archive and library materials
+49 69 212-44195
heike.heilmann[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Sabine Lorenz
Restoration of arts and crafts, technical cultural assets
+49 69 212-36881

sabine.lorenz[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Christoph Wenzel
Restoration Furniture and Wood
+49 69 212-35984

christoph.wenzel[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Administration and Operations Department

Barbara Langfeld
Head of Administration (currently absent)

Sandra Baetzel
Interim Head of Administration
+49 69 212-44463

sandra.baetzel[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Matteo Ciliberti
Technical Services, Building Services
+49 160 6977779

matteo.ciliberti[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Sascha Erbes
Ordering, Accounting
+49 69 212-34274
sascha.erbes[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Christof Gold
Building services and museum craftsmen's service
+49 69 212-31358
+49 175 9305153

christof.gold[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Willi Gubanek
Head of Building Services and museum craftsmen's service
+49 69 212-34586
+49 160 7187591

willi.gubanek[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Irma Hoog-Kramar
Ordering, Accounting
+49 69 212-47752

irma.hoog[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Dirk Oetzel
Museum Supervisor

Krasimira Peneva (currently deputized)
Reception and cash-desk


Deputized by 
Sandra Täuber
Reception and cash-desk
+49 69 212-35599
sandra.taeuber[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Anja Tesch
Ordering, Accounting
+49 69 212-33370

anja.tesch[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Freunde & Förderer

Reinhard Fröhlich
Board of Directors F&F
+49 69 212-47190

reinhard.froehlich[at]stadt-frankfurt.de

Gerhard Schleiden
Deputy Board Member F&F, Office
+49 69 12-47190

gerhard.schleiden[at]stadt-frankfurt.de