Katherine Kaplan

As CARMAH’s Geschäftsführerin and research manager, my role is to support director Sharon Macdonald in the establishment and strategic development of the centre and its research projects. I also assist our CARMAH research groups in all organizational matters related to their employment and scientific work, manage funding and planning, provide guidance for national and international research funding applications, develop scientific events and academic programmes, and foster CARMAH’s public relations.

With an academic and research background in law, economics and international development, I have been working in universitary project management and young researcher development, previously at the Universität Hamburg and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, since 2005. Drawing on these experiences, I strive to channel this into providing reliable support structures to our staff, making our activities visible to our stakeholders and the interested public, building strong relationships with academic and museum partners, and ultimately developing CARMAH into a unique research institution that shapes how we view the role of museums in the 21st century and, more specifically, in Berlin.