Personnel Announcement: Martin Michaelis is New Managing Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin
Press Release, 21 January 2014
Martin Michaelis (41) will be the managing director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. He succeeds Börries von Notz who will leave the Museum on 31 January 2014 to take on the management of Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg.
"In appointing Martin Michaelis, the museum has found a new managing director who has been working successfully in both the private and the public sector," says W. Michael Blumenthal, Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. "The selection committee was particularly impressed with his straightforwardness and his identification with the objectives of the foundation."
Martin Michaelis comments on his transition to the Jewish Museum Berlin as follows: "I look forward to working in an institution which combines traditional museum work with current topics and ideas, using its program to actively participate in social debates. With my commitment I want to ensure that this success story will continue in the future."
Born in Göttingen, Martin Michaelis grew up in Hamburg and studied law in Heidelberg, Cologne, and Hamburg. He worked at the Institute for International Affairs at the University of Hamburg from 1999, where he focused on the international protection of intellectual property. In 2006, Martin Michaelis was admitted to the bar and spent five years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Martin Michaelis joined the German Federal Court of Auditors (Bundesrechnungshof) in 2011 to focus on issues of tax, budgetary, and procurement law.