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.


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

    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. Johannes Friedrich
    Regional Bishop (retired)

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

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


  • Dr. Günther Beckstein
    Prime Minister (retired)

    Dr. Ulrich Maly
    Mayor of the city of Nuremberg

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

    Günter Schuchardt
    Castellan, Wartburg Foundation, Eisenach

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