The Academic Advisory Board advises the museum management and supervisory committees in specialist and interdisciplinary issues and in medium-term research planning in view of the museum’s research profile as well as long-term scientific goals. It regularly comments on the design of the program budget and evaluates the museum’s academic achievements and services in annual audits. Besides the external evaluations conducted every seven years, these audits play a central role in the comprehensive system of quality assurance in the institutions of the Leibniz Association, which are financially supported by the federal government and the state. The Germanisches Nationalmuseum is one of eight research museums in the Association, the others being:

Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Omilanowska
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

Prof. Dr. Conny Restle
State Institute of Music Studies, Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage Berlin (Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin), Museum of Musical Instruments

Prof. Dr. Bernd Roeck
University of Zurich, Institute for History

Prof. Dr. Roland Kanz
University of Bonn, Institute for Art History and Archaeology, Division of Art History

Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Thamer
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institute for History

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy
Technical Univerity Berlin, Institute for History and Art History

Prof. Dr. Renate Wittern-Sterzel
Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine