Administrative Board


As the leading organ of the Foundation of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, the Administrative Board makes decisions about matters of fundamental importance, especially concerning museum policies, larger building work in relation to the state’s budget, new acquisitions above the value limit determined by the museum’s by-laws, and provisions about parts of the collections. The committee supervises the management of the Foundation and determines the budget of the museum.


  • Prof. Dr. h. c. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann (Chairperson)

    President of the Goethe-Institut e.V.

    Christof Freiherr von und zu Aufsess
    Managing Associate of the Aufsess Kommunikation GmBH

    Dr. Renate Eikelmann
    Director-General of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich

    Dr. Uta Grund
    Government Director, Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Division Humanities, Social and Cultural Studies, Bonn

    Prof. Dr. Adriaan A.M. de Jong
    University of Amsterdam


    Dr. Ulrich Maly
    Mayor of the city of Nuremberg

    Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler
    Associate of the Schaeffler Holding GmbH

  • Hans-Peter Schmidt (Deputy Chairperson)
    Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Nuremberg insurance group

    Dr. Günther Beckstein
    Prime Minister (retired)

    Dr. Johannes Friedrich
    Regional Bishop (retired)

    Dr. Sabine Haag
    Director-General of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


    Dr. Hans Dietrich Freiherr Loeffelholz von Colberg
    Chief economist and Head of Economic Research on Migration and Integration at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hans Joachim Meyer
    State Minister (retired)

    Prof. Dr. Hermann Rumschöttel

    Günter Schuchardt
    Castellan, Wartburg Foundation, Eisenach

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