Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
The foundation is the construction client, owner and future operator of the Humboldt Forum. The foundation carries out cultural events, research projects and educational work, maintains a permanent exhibition on the history of the site and coordinates the interests of all actors in the Humboldt Forum.
Being the construction client, the foundation, in conjunction with the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), oversees all architectural and engineering planning as well as the construction process itself. Moreover, the foundation collects donations for the reconstruction of the palace’s Baroque facades. To achieve these goals, the foundation is working together closely with the Association Berliner Schloss e.V.
In addition to the construction of the Humboldt Forum, the foundation prepares the cultural operations of the Humboldt Forum. Even before the opening, she organized temporary exhibitions and numerous cross-genre events on the Humboldt Forum’s topics troughout Berlin.
History of the Site
Presenting all facets of the site’s turbulent history — extending from the Middle Ages to the present day — is one of the foundation’s core responsibilities. Since early 2014, curators have been developing permanent exhibition spaces presenting a wide range of historical aspects with by putting on display unique exhibits. Furthermore, collecting the history of the site and curating events, as well as publications and educational offers are core tasks.
The Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, established by the German Federal Government in 2009 in accordance with a resolution issued by the German Federal Parliament. The foundation is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. It is a legal foundation under civil law.
In accordance with its articles of association, the foundation Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss exclusively and directly pursues a number of objectives for public benefit, promoting art and culture, education, global thinking and tolerance in all cultural fields, understanding between peoples, and the preservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites.
The Foundation is headed by the general director and chief executive officer Prof. Dr. Hartmut Dorgerloh, the chief construction officer Hans-Dieter Hegner, and the chief finances and fundraising officer, Johannes Wien. The Executive Board reports to the Foundation Council.
The Foundation’s team looks after the construction, operation and the cultural programme of the Humboldt Forum.
Karl-Heinrich Mohr (head of department), Tarek Ibrahim
Dr. Kathrin Kollmeier (head of department)
Dr. Kathrin Kollmeier (head of division), Grusche Jutta Gregor, Grit Keller, Gesine Klintworth, Dr. Uta Kornmeier, Sibylle Kußmaul, Petra Larass, Barbara Lenz, André Moritz, Jocelyne Stahl, Rebekka Straub, Emanuele Valariano, Willemien van Dreven, Andreas Ziepa
Thomas Herrmann (head of department), Joachim Göhrmann
Infrastructure / Domestic Services
Heiko Scherff (head of division), Sören Bobkowski, Bernd Böhme, Mario Landwehr, Rodzer Manikowski, Robert Sehner
Jonas Frydrych (head of division), Benjamin Albert, Cord-Henning Borcholt, Mohamed Samir Hamza, Jens-Peter Kadelka, Nico Kirst, Stephan Pfeiffer, Jakub Pochyla
Jan Berthold (head of division), Markus Knebel, Patricia Kramp
Technical Facility Management
Michael Thoma (head of division), Frank Brandt, Thomas Brauer, Sören Bukow, Ricarda Dobberstein, Ronald Fritz, André Mangelsdorf, Olaf Pade, Dirk Riedner, Jörg Schönemann, Ralf Semper
Technical Event Management
David Matthias Hornschuh (head of division), Andreas Bornemann, Klaus Fermor, Steffen Fuchs, Birger Groß, Olivia Petrick, Andrè Schulz
Fundraising, Sponsoring and Board of Trustees
Astrid Krüger (head of division), Benedikt Brebeck
Press and Public Relations
Bernhard Wolter (head of division), Andrea Brandis, Fabienne Hasewinkel, Michael Mathis, Dr. Susanne Müller-Wolff, Magnus Pölscher
Mirko Nowak (head of division), Katharina Barnstedt, Marcellus Christian, Ariane Förschler, Christian Kawalla, Tom Reichard, Sönke Schneidewind
Sabine Kozinc (head of department)
Visitor Services / Ticketing
Ute Behrmann (head of division), Christie Auber, Erik Heermann, Amrei Macholdt, Angela Manthey, Sandra Stertz, Floriana Marino, Mareike Teichmann
Norman Mähler (head of division), Dr. Daniel Althof, Cornelia Fanslau-Oehmen, Antje Horn, Bianca Hupfer, Nathalie Keurmeur, Andreas König, Evelyn Laeschke, Susanne Langhans, Conrad Mücke, Dr. Alan Prohm, Viola Rosenau, Hannah Thelosen, Ann-Christin Wachtel
Sabine Kozinc (head of division), Fränze Czaja, Philipp Hochleichter, Maike Klothen, Kristin Lauche, Sander von Lingelsheim, Sebastian Schlootz
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Dorgerloh (head of deparment), Lavinia Frey (managing director), Maren Lawendel
Anke Daemgen (head of department), Antje Brörmann, Lydia Czelisch, Catharina Dietrich, Noelle von Galen, Miriam Greiter, Cora Hegewald, Eboa Itondo, Sheraz Khan, Nathalie Küchen, Sarah Lindemann, Isabel Meixner, Nadine Ney, Markus Sailer, Victoria Sanchez, Maike Schimanowski, Elisabeth Seyerl, Dr. Wolfger Stumpfe, Constanze Wicke
History of the Site
Dr. Alfred Hagemann (head of division), Karen Buttler, Katja Gimpel, Dr. Antoinette Lepper, Barbara Martinkat, Dr. Judith Prokasky, Anke Schnabel
Programme & Events
Jan Linders (head of division), Dr. Ibou Diop, Katharina Kepplinger, Julia Nickel, Franziska Oelkers, Andrea Rieder
Prof. Dr. Lars-Christian Koch (head of department), Michael Dieminger, Frauke Fitzner, Johanna Kapp, Martha Kitzbichler, Maike Voelkel
Franziska Sauerbrey (head of division), Dortje Fink, Anne Gaffrontke, Edith Hirte, Tarek Ibrahim, Amel Ouaissa, Alexander Stockinger
Finances, Accounting, Controlling
Astrid Lehbrink (head of division), Andrea Bartz, Ulrike Blecken, Nicole Ewald, Dagmar Lehmann, Hendryk Maas, Markus Schmitz-Peiffer
Dr. Andreas Goeschen (Justiziar), Nancy Lübke, Leonie Nöring
Toni Gilke (Bereichsleiter)
Andrea Großkopf (Bereichsleiterin), Diana Dode, Umut Erdogan, Steffi Hauke, Konstantin Prinz, Zhanna Rizanovych
Vergabe und Einkauf
Frank Wilhelm (Bereichsleiter), Susanne Johne, Yumi Okuyama
Director and chief executive officer
Dr. Laura Goldenbaum, Anke Links
Chief construction officer
Chief finances and fundraising officer
In the the programmatic direction of the Humboldt Forum the foundation is supported by a team of international experts and a program advisory board. The foundation is also expanding its partnership with the Goethe-Institut.
An international network of scientists and museum experts will support the general director and may later form an academic advisory board for the Humboldt Forum. Working closely with all actors in the Humboldt Forum, the orientation and the interaction of the collections and ideas, as well as structural aspects should thus be bundled and further promoted.
Archaeologist from Kenya, and former director of the National Museums of Kenya
Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University (NYU)
Art historian from Mexico and Vice-President of the International Committee for Art History
Art historian and cultural historian from India and former director of the National Crafts Museums in New Delhi
Historian from Singapore and former director of the National Museum of Singapore
Art historian from Great Britain, former director of the National Gallery and the British Museum in London as well as former Chairman of the Humboldt Forums’ Steering Committee
Art historian from Peru and former director of the Lima Museum of Art
Ethnologist from Turkey and the president of the Sakıp Sabancı Museums in Istanbul
Art historian and professor of art theory and Chinese art history at the Tongji University in Shanghai
The function of the Programme Committee is to give advice on the core direction of the Humboldt Forum programme, in particular its exhibitions, debates and events, by contributing professional expertise and recommendations on the programme contents. The committee consists of scholars from around the world as well as cultural professionals from various sectors.
Director of the Casa di Goethe museum in Rome
President of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Former director of the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (known as the Berlinale)
President of the Goethe-Institut
Director of the Institut für Physiologie I, part of the medical faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
After the Foundation and the Goethe-Institut organized a joint celebration on the 250th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt at the Humboldt Forum on September 13 and 14, 2019, both partners are expanding their cooperation. The partnership serves the development of joint projects and should actively work in the political and civil society environment in Germany as well as in the partner countries. The partnership includes regular work meetings, mutual study visits, and the exchange of employees.
The Foundation Council is the foundation’s highest decision-making body. Assisting it is the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Foundation Council on the basis of their exceptional ability to represent the foundation’s ideas and their willingness to become actively involved in supporting its aims.
The Executive Board reports to the Foundation Council, the foundation’s highest decision-making body. The Foundation Council consists of representatives of the German Bundestag, the Federal Government, the State of Berlin, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Stefan Müller, MdB
Volkmar Vogel, MdB
Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Thierse
Dr. Marc Jongen, MdB
Hartmut Ebbing, MdB
PStS Marco Wanderwitz, BMI
MD’in Christine Hammann
StM’in Prof. Monika Grütters, BKM
PStS’in Christine Lambrecht, BMF
StM’in Michelle Müntefering, AA
StS Dr. Torsten Wöhlert
StS/SBD’in Regula Lüscher
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Parzinger
Prof. Dr. Michael Eissenhauer
Moritz van Dülmen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst
Alternate Members are:
Yvonne Magwas, MdB; Kai Wegner, MdB; Klaus Mindrup, MdB; Tobias Matthias Peterka, MdB; Thomas Hacker, MdB; StS’in Anne Katrin Bohle, BMI; MR Horst Grothues; MD Dr. Günter Winands, BKM; MD’in Dr. Martina Stahl-Hoepner, BMF; MDg Martin Kelleners, BMF; MD Dr. Andreas Görgen, AA; Dr. Konrad Schmidt-Werthern; Dr. Christine Regus; Manfred Kühne; Anina Böhme; Gero Dimter; Prof. Dr. Christina Haak; Paul Spies; Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp; Prof. Dr. Eva Inés Obergfell
- MD: Ministerialdirektor/in
- MdB: Mitglied des Bundestags
- MDg: Ministerialdirigent/in
- PStS: Parlametarische/r Staatsekretär/in
- SBD: Senatsbaudirektor/in
- StM: Staatsminister/in
- StS: Staatsekretär/in
The members of the Board of Trustees at the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss are outstanding representatives of the foundation’s ideas who are actively engaged in promoting its aims. The Board of Trustees advises and supports the Foundation Council and Executive Board in carrying out their duties.
Prof. Dr. Roland Berger
Honorary chairman of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH
Managing director of the foundry Karl Casper GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. jur. Dietrich H. Hoppenstedt
Former president of the Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband
Member of the management board of Ludes Generalplaner GmbH
Dr. Jens Odewald
Chairman of the administrative board of Odewald & Compagnie GmbH
Inga Maren Otto
Honorary Member, President of the Board of Trustees of the Werner und Maren Otto Stiftung
Founder and CEO of GetYourGuide
Founding Chairman of the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa
Prof. Dr. Richard Schröder
Chaiman of the Association Berliner Schloss e.V.
Partner, Villa Grisebach, Berlin
The Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community based on a decision of the German Bundestag.