Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981 – 1984
    Lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 1985
    Doctorate at the University of Hamburg

  • 1986 – 1988
    Practical training at the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf (art museum)

  • Since 1988
    Director of the collection and exhibition curator at the German Historical Museum

  • Since 2006
    University of Oldenburg, Master's course in Museums and Exhibition Studies

  • 2007
    Honorary professor at the University of Oldenburg

Selected publications

  • Flacke, M.: Nation. In: Fleckner, U., Warnke, M., Ziegler, H. (eds.): Bildhandbuch der Politischen Ikonographie, forthcoming 2011.

  • Enderlein, A., Flacke, M., Löhr, H.C.: Datenbank zum "Sonderauftrag Linz": www.dhm.de/datenbank/linzdb/ (31 July 2008 online).

  • Flacke, M.: National history visualized. In: Beller, M., Leerssen, J. (eds.): A Handbook on the Literary Representation of National Characters. Amsterdam, New York 2007. pp. 381 f.

  • Flacke, M.: Geschichtsausstellungen – Zur Konstruktion von Wirklichkeit. In: Konstruktionen der Erinnerung. Goethe-Institut online. http://www.goethe.de/ges/pok/dos/dos/ern/gfo/de2295663.htm (6 June 2007).

  • Flacke, M.: Geschichtsausstellungen. Zum "Elend der Illustration". In: Helas, P. et al.: Bild/Geschichte. Festschrift for Horst Bredekamp, Berlin 2007, pp. 481-490. www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/Portals/_ZF/documents/pdf/Flacke-Geschichtsausstellungen.pdf

  • Flacke, M. (ed.): Mythen der Nationen. 1945. Arena der Erinnerungen. Mainz 2003.

  • Flacke, M. (ed.): Mythen der Nationen. Ein europäisches Panorama. Deutsches Historisches Museum. Berlin 1998.

  • Flacke, M. (ed.): Exhibition catalogue: Auftrag: Kunst. Bildende Künstler in der DDR zwischen Ästhetik und Politik 1949-1990. Deutsches Historisches Museum. Berlin 1995.

  • Flacke, M.: De herinrichting von Duitse musea in de Weimar-republiek. In: Verzamelen. Van Rariteitenkabinett tot Kunstmuseum. Open universiteit, Heerlen 1993.

  • Flacke, M.: Katalog der ausgestellten Werke. In: Exhibition catalogue: Alfred Flechtheim – Sammler. Kunsthändler. Verleger, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf 1987.


Selected projects

Selected exhibitions

  • In preparation: XXX Council of Europe exhibition

  • Critic and Crisis. Art in Europe since 1945. To open October 2012

  • Myths of the nations. 1945. Arena of memories. 30 countries participated: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Yugoslavia and its successor states, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Soviet Union/Russia, Spain, Czech Republic/Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, USA, Belarus (2 Oct. 2004 – 27 Feb. 2005)

  • Myths of the nations. A European Panorama. 18 countries participated: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, USA (19 March – 9 June 1998)

  • Mission: Art. Visual artists between aesthetics and politics in the GDR. 1949–1990 (27 Jan. – 18 April 1995)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the jury for determining the review process for the design of the permanent exhibit in the Memorial Leistikowstrasse Potsdam, 2010

  • Member of the academic advisory board: Illustrated atlas of art in the GDR. A joint project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2010

  • Member of the blue ribbon commission appointed by the German federal government to create a historical research foundation "Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship", 2005/2006

  • Member of the advisory committee to Art Archive Beeskow (archive of the art collections of political parties, social organisations and state institutions of the GDR), since 2003

  • Member of the academic advisory board: Berlin Wall Foundation. Berlin Wall Memorial, since 1999

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • National and international experience in creating exhibitions

  • Team player with leadership qualities

  • Communication skills

  • Persuasiveness and ability to empathise


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