“Museum work behind the scenes – What does a museum director do all day?”
The Arts Society Hamburg invites you to a lecture
by Christoph Martin Vogtherr, Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle
Monday 23 October 2017 at 6 pm
at Hotel Baseler Hof, Esplanade 11, 20354 Hamburg
The lecture will be followed by a two-course dinner
Christoph Martin Vogtherr has been the Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle since October 2016, where he is responsible for its artistic profile and scholarly activities. He was born in Uelzen, Lower Saxony in 1965 and studied art history, medieval history and classical archaeology at Berlin, Heidelberg and Cambridge. He was awarded a Ph.D. by Berlin’s Freie Universität in 1996. His thesis examines the foundation of the Berlin museums in the period 1797-1835.
He first worked at the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) as a research assistant, then as a curatorial assistant at the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation) in Potsdam. Between 1997 and 2007, he was the curator of French and Italian paintings in Potsdam. In this capacity he led an interdisciplinary research project on the French paintings in the collection of Frederick the Great that was supported by the Getty Foundation.
In 2007 he moved to London to work at the Wallace Collection, first as curator of paintings before 1800, then as head of the collections department. In 2011 he was nominated director of the Wallace Collection. Since 2014 he has been a member of the research council of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris.
Christoph Vogtherr’s main research interests are French and British eighteenth-century art and the history of European art collecting in the early modern age.
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