Karin Glasemann

Karin originally joined Nationalmuseum to ameliorate digital documentation and to streamline digitization routines. A major goal of documentation and digitization was soon to make the astonishing collection more accessible to the public. Karin is responsible for Nationalmuseum’s cooperation with Europeana and initiated several collaborations with Open Data initiatives such as Wikidata. Through pilot projects and collaborative initiatives, she minimized internal doubts and moved the institution towards a more open understanding of digital access to cultural heritage. Nationalmuseum effectuated an OpenGlam policy in October 2016 and provides large parts of the digitized collections through collaboration with Wikimedia Sweden.

Karin has a background as historian and is an elected member of the Europeana Members Council.

Antje Theise

Antje holds a M.A. of Latin Philology and Classical Archeology (1999) and a M.A. of Library and Informations Science (2004). Before joining the the Hamburg State and University Library in 2005 as a Rare Book Librarian Antje has worked at the University of Greifswald, the Regional Library of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schwerin, the Research Library of Gotha and at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. She is interested in all about special collections and Open Access to these, in addition she works about Latin poetry of the 16th/17th century, emblems, book history and possibilities to cataloging graphic prints, pictures, and art books.

Nicole Graf

Born 1970 raised in the Eastern part of Switzerland. Training as a librarian at the Swiss National Library, Studies in sociology, constitutional law and Swiss history at the University of Berne. Scientific assistant, scientific editorial assistant at the University of Berne und freelance film journalist for the “Berner Zeitung”. Since 2008 Head of the Image Archive of the ETH Library in Zürich. Co-editor of the Series “Pictorial Worlds. Images from the Image Archive of the ETH-Library” (Scheidegger & Spuess, Zürich, since 2011). Post graduate master studies in Image Science at the University of Krems (A).

Mareike Schumacher

Mareike Schumacher is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Humanities Department of the University of Hamburg. She works for the efoto-Hamburg project, where she is involved in the development of a mobile application which provides access to historical images of the city of Hamburg. During her Master Studies she assisted the foundation of the Association for Digital Humanities in the German speaking Countries in 2012. She is an active member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Narratology (ICN) and the Northern Narratology Network (triple*N). She studied Cultural Theory at the University of Lüneburg and Literature at the University of Hamburg and graduates in the fields of Digital Humanities and Narratology. Her PhD project focusses on the specification of the narratological categories of space and place in novels.

Georg Hohmann

Georg Hohmann is an information scientists, art historian, digital humanist and cultural computer scientists. He is the head of digitization at the Deutsches Museum in Munich and responsible for the digital transformation of the museum, its library and archive. As part of a comprehensive future initiative he leads a long-term project to document and digitize the collections of the Deutsches Museum.

After his master’s degree he was involved in various projects in the field of digital cultural heritage and was one of the founders of prometheus – the digital image archive for research and teaching. At the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg he worked at the department for museum informatics and was responsible for metadata, media management and web services. Georg is involved in several working groups and organisations like the german chapter of the European Association for Digital Humanities or the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model Special Interest Group.

The focus of his research is on the methods of knowledge representation and reasoning in the humanities. The application of Semantic Web technologies and ontologies play an important role. Furthermore he is interested in the digital transformation of memory institutions and its operational, social and methodological impact. And he loves well-structured metadata.

Foto: Dirk Messberger

Mar Dixon

Mar is an international project manager, digital and social media specialist and is responsible for world trending social media campaigns like #AskACurator or #MuseumWeek on Twitter and #52Museums on Instagram.  She describes herself as an advocate or troublemaker “depending on what you need”.

Friederike Fankhänel

With a diploma in Visual Communications (University of Fine Arts of Hamburg) and experience as a freelance designer, stylist and art educator, Friederike explores the boundaries of traditional museum education and its look. Linking the exhibitions to DIY and crafting, fashion blogging and social media, she hopes to inspire the visitors’ own interest in and creative uses of the art and design collections. Friederike and her colleagues develop guided tours, workshops, participative exhibition parts, interactive and digital content with a focus on offers for all-ages and all-abilities and a preference for interdisciplinary collaborations. Visit Studio MKG to see selected projects.

Douglas McCarthy

Douglas McCarthy holds an MA in Art History and has worked internationally in museums and archives for almost twenty years. In his current role as Collections Manager at Europeana, Douglas fulfils its mission to ‘transform the world with culture’ by creating compelling narratives using digital collections to be freely shared, reused and remixed. He writes regularly about open access for Europeana Pro and has interviewed leading professionals from institutions such as the Musée de Bretagne, Pinakotheken, Wellcome Collection, Slovak National Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Douglas is an active member of the global Open GLAM community and collaborates with many organisations such as Creative Commons, openglam.org and the Wikimedia Foundation. He leads an international survey of open access policy and practice in the GLAM sector with Dr Andrea Wallace and writes about this work on Medium. Douglas is the founder and co-editor of the Medium publication Open GLAM and he has been an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Digital Media Management since 2012. Follow him on Twitter.

Philipp Geisler

After studying Art History and Social and Economic History, and a non sequitur career in software development, Philipp Geisler has been living his passion for the virtues of open data and the possibilities of civic tech at Code for Hamburg and the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland. He incorporated his other passion for art and creative expression as project manager for 2016’s open cultural data hackathon Coding da Vinci Nord. He keeps working on providing new ways to invite new audiences to engage with their (digital) cultural heritage in creative ways to realize its true potential.

Helene Hahn

Helene Hahn is working on different aspects of the knowledge society and the digital world. She devoted herself to the protection of digital human rights and civic participation made possible by the use of technology and open data. At the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany she works as a project lead and is responsible among others for the data literacy program “Datenschule (School of Data Germany)”. As a cultural scientist she is passionate about (digital) cultural heritage. She is a Co-Founder of the cultural hackathon “Coding da Vinci”.