Short CV/Education and training

    Studied Art history, Musicology and Philosophy at Ruhr University Bochum, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin and TU Berlin, Germany

  • 1991

  • 1991 – 1992
    Practical training at the Museum of Prints and Drawings and at the Old Master Paintings gallery of the National Museums in Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (co-curator of the exhibition "Rembrandt. The Master and his Workshop", Berlin, Amsterdam, London)

  • 1991 – 1998
    Assistant professor in the Department of Art History at Marburg University, Germany

  • 1998
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

    Various activities in museum pedagogy and publishing, various visiting professorships

  • Since 2001
    Chair in art history at the University of Dortmund (since 2007 Dortmund University of Technology)

Selected publications

  • Welzel, B.: Abendmahlsaltäre vor der Reformation. Berlin 1991.

  • Welzel, B., Bevers, H., Schatborn, P.: Rembrandt. Der Meister und seine Werkstatt. Zeichnungen und Radierungen. Catalogue to the exhibition, Berlin, Amsterdam, London 1991/92.

  • Welzel, B., Franke, B.: Die Kunst der burgundischen Niederlande. Eine Einführung. Berlin 1997.

  • Welzel, B., Rubens, P.P.: Barocke Leidenschaften. Ed. by Nils Büttner and Ulrich Heinen with the assistance of Birgit Franke, Jochen Luckhardt, Andreas W. Vetter and Barbara Welzel. Exhibition catalogue Braunschweig 2004, Munich 2004.

  • Welzel, B., Schilp, T.: Dortmund und Conrad von Soest im spätmittelalterlichen Europa. Dortmunder Mittelalter-Forschungen 3, Bielefeld 2004.

  • Welzel, B., Büttner, N., Schilp, T.: Städtische Repräsentation. St. Reinoldi und das Rathaus als Schauplätze des Dortmunder Mittelalters. Dortmunder Mittelalter-Forschungen 5, Bielefeld 2005.

  • Welzel, B., Schilp, T.: Stadtführer Dortmund im Mittelalter. Dortmunder Mittelalter-Forschungen 6, Bielefeld 2006. 2nd edition 2006

  • Welzel, B., Ohm, M., Schilp, T.: Ferne Welten – Freie Stadt. Dortmund im Mittelalter. Catalogue to the exhibition, Dortmund 2006. Dortmunder Mittelalter-Forschungen 7, Bielefeld 2006.

  • Welzel, B., Schilp, T.: Die Dortmunder Dominikaner im späten Mittelalter und die Propsteikirche als Erinnerungsort. Dortmunder Mittelalter-Forschungen 8, Bielefeld 2006.

  • Welzel, B., Schilp, T.: Mittelalter und Industrialisierung. St. Urbanus in Huckarde. Dortmunder Mittelalter-Forschungen 12, Bielefeld 2009.

  • Welzel, B.: Memlings Jüngstes Gericht in Danzig. In: Gerhard Eimer, Ernst Gierlich, Matthias Müller (eds.): Ecclesiae ornatae. Kirchenausstattungen des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit zwischen Denkmalwert und Funktionalität, Bonn 2009. pp. 81-100.

  • Welzel, B.: Das Museum als Denkwerkstatt: Christliche Kunst im transkulturellen Gespräch. In: "Luft unter die Flügel ..." Beiträge zur mittelalterlichen Kunst. Festschrift for Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen. Ed. by Andrea von Hülsen-Esch and Dagmar Täube, Hildesheim, Zurich, New York 2010, pp. 1-10.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The art history of the mediaeval city, together with Prof. Thomas Schilp (Dortmund's city archive and University of Duisburg-Essen)

  • Peter Paul Rubens. Baroque passions. Exhibition at the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig, 2004 (work group: Nils Büttner, Ulrich Heinen, together with Birgit Franke, Jochen Luckhardt, Andreas W. Vetter and Barbara Welzel)

  • Discover Dortmund. Treasures and stories from the middle ages

  • Communicating art history and the anthropology of images

  • Art and science locally. Collaboration between the areas of graphic art and art history in the Department of Art and Aesthetics at Dortmund University of Technology, Germany

  • Explore Hagen. A city as laboratory

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific advisory board of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, since 2007

  • Student liaison for the German National Academic Foundation, since 2007

  • Member of the senate and grants committee for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Groups, since 2005


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