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The Karl May Museum’s Scientific Advisory Board

The museum’s Advisory Board is responsible for supporting the museum directors and the Foundation Management Board in pursuing their goals and advise them in all major issues affecting the institutions. It gives recommendations for the scientific and technical work and development of the museum.

As of 20 August 2018, the Management Board of the Karl May Foundation appointed the following members to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Karl May Museum for a term of office of 3 years:


Prof. Dr Holger Kuße (Chairman)
Professor of Slavonic Linguistics and Language History at the Institute for Slavic Studies at Dresden University of Technology
Technical area: Linguistics

Dr Peter Bolz (Deputy Chairman)
Retired curator of the North America collections of the Ethnological Museum of the State Museums in Berlin
Technical area: Ethnology

Manfred Biedermann
Restorer, Association of Restorers, Dresden
Technical area: Restoration

Prof. Dr Thomas Bürger
Retired Director General of the Saxon State Library – Dresden State and University Library
Technical area: Literature

Dr Joachim Gierlichs
Expert for Islamic art history with many years of teaching experience (incl. Free University, Berlin, Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, Doha)
Technical area: Oriental Studies

Dr Matthias Henkel
Cultural and museum advisor, member of the management team at the Centre for Audience Development in the Institute for Culture and Media Management, Free University of Berlin
Technical area: Museum marketing

Dr Thomas Schmidt
Head of the Centre for Literary Museums, Archives and Memorials in Baden-Württemberg (German Literature Archive Marbach)
Technical area: Exhibiting literature

Dr Hagen Schäfer
Doctorate in German Studies at Philosophical Faculty of Chemnitz University of Technology
Technical area: Marketing

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