Bülent Durmus

Organizational Director

Bülent Durmus took up the post of organizational director at the Jewish Museum Berlin in March 2008. In the newly created field of organizational development, he is responsible for events, visitor research, visitor services, and the optimization of the internal organizational structure. In the administrative sphere he oversees facility management, security, and IT.

During the production of the permanent exhibition between May 2000 and September 2001, Bülent Durmus represented the museum in the remodeling project planned by David Libeskind. As an external consultant he oversaw the establishment of the museum’s Technical Department in 2002 and directed this department from 2003 to 2008.

Bülent Durmus was born in Izmit, Turkey, in 1970 and has lived in Berlin since 1971. He is married and has three children. After completing his school education, he studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and gained experience at various architectural firms. His master’s thesis, which he completed in 1998, was titled, “The Turkish Embassy in the Tiergarten District of Berlin.” After completing his degree, he worked for a variety of architectural firms on a freelance basis. In 1999–2000 he set up the planning, manufacturing, purchasing, and sales departments at a manufacturer of modular steel piping. He has been a member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects since 2003.

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Bülent Durmus; Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Yves Sucksdorff

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Our Directors’ Profiles and Duties

The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation is represented, legally and otherwise, by its director, who also decides about all foundation matters that are not the province of the Board of Trustees. He in turn is represented by the deputy directors. More information about all directors here.

Peter Schäfer (Director)

Peter Schäfer has been Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation since 1 September 2014.

Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (Program Director)

Léontine Meijer-van Mensch assumed her position as Program Director and vice director of the Jewish Museum Berlin on February 1, 2017.

Bülent Durmus (Organizational Director)

Bülent Durmus has been the Organizational Director at the Jewish Museum Berlin since March 2008.

Martin Michaelis (Managing Director)

Martin Michaelis has been the Managing Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin since March 2014.