Staff members

The staff of the Bavarian National Museum on Munich's Prinzregentenstraße brings together around 150 people from a wide range of professions. These include specialists in art history, folk life and and folk art and history, restoration, museology and education. In addition, there are administrative experts, professionals in museum technology, information technology as well as security, supervisory and cleaning staff.

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General Director

Dr. Frank Matthias Kammel

Assistant to the General Director

Carola Lechner

Deputy General Director

Dr. Jens Burk


Head: Dietmar Ruf

Press and Marketing

Head: N.N.
Provisional Head: Dorothea Band M A

Restoration and Conservation

Head: N.N.
Provisional Head: Konstanze Schwadorf M.A.

Documentation and IT

Head: Beate Jahn M. A.


Head: Dipl.-Bibl. (FH) Elisabeth Moselage

Provenance Research

Dr. Matthias Weniger

In-house Publications



Sculpture and painting pre 1550, stained glass and photography department
Branch museum: Fränkische Galerie / Franconian Gallery (Kronach)

Dr Matthias Weniger

Sculpture and painting 1550 to 1800

Dr Jens Burk

Sculpture and painting post 1800, Historicism and Jugendstil arts and crafts, graphic design, the Reuschel Collection

Dr Astrid Scherp-Langen

Precious metals, stone carving and glass, Archive of goldsmith’s art from Augsburg
Branch museum: Kunst- und Wunderkammer Museum Burg Trausnitz / Cabinet of Art and Curiosity Trausnitz Castle (Landshut)Trausnitz Castle (Landshut)

Dr Annette Schommers

Arms and armour, timepieces, scientific instruments and base metals
Branch museum: Fürstliche Schatzkammer Thurn- und Taxis / Thurn und Taxis Princely Treasury, (Regensburg)

Dr Raphael Beuing

Ceramics (porcelain and faience)
Branch museum: Meißener Porzellansammlung Stiftung Ernst Schneider, Schloss Lustheim / Meissen Porcelain Collection, Ernst Schneider Foundation in Lustheim Palace (Oberschleißheim)

Dr Katharina Hantschmann

Textiles, costumes, leather and regional dress

Dr Johannes Pietsch

Furniture, games, musical instruments and models
Branch museum: Alpin Museum / Alpine Museum (Kempten)

Dr Sybe Wartena

Folk life and folk art, nativity scenes, "Deutsches Hafnerarchiv"
Branch museums: Schloss Obernzell / Obernzell Castle, Museum Kloster Asbach / Asbach Monastery Museum (Rotthalmünster), Sammlung Weinhold und Sammlung zur Landeskunde Ost- und Westpreußens, Altes Schloss Schleißheim / Gertrud Weinhold Ecumenical Collection, East and West Prussia Collection, Schleißheim Old Palace (Oberschleißheim)

Head: Dr Thomas Schindler
Curatorial assistant: Dr Angelika Schuster-Fox

Coordination of the West Wing renovation, digital media
Branch museum: Bayerisches Schulmuseum / Bavarian School Museum (Ichenhausen)

Dr Angelika Schuster-Fox