Dr. Oliver Götze(above) succeeds Russalka Nikolov in the summer as director of the DB Museum. Source: German Railway Foundation / Pablo Castagnola
Nuremberg / Berlin, April 1, 2017 | In the oldest railway museum in the world, a personnel change is announced:
After six successful years as museum director Russalka Nikolov will retire in the summer. Under her leadership, central exhibition areas have been renewed since 2011 and achieved new visitor records: 2,016 were first 235,000 guests in the three museum sites Nuremberg, Koblenz and Halle (Saale).
New museum director is Dr. Oliver Götze, who will take over the museum in July 2017. Born in Berlin, is recognized as a cultural and art historian on the museum scene addition, for over ten years in the museum operates. He switches from the Museum of Communications in Berlin, where he currently heads the areas of public relations and exhibitions and has worked as deputy director since, 2014.
Dr. Bastian Grunberg, managing director of the German Railway Foundation
“We are looking forward to Dr. Oliver Götze as the new director of the museum. The interest in railway technology and railway history is unbroken. Dr. Götze and the team of the DB Museum will build a versatile program of this enthusiasm, which will further strengthen the importance of the DB Museum as one of the most important cultural institutions nationwide. At the same time due Russalka Nikolov greatest thanks for the passionate renewal of the DB Museum in recent years and numerous groundbreaking exhibition projects under her direction. “
Dr. Oliver Götze, born in 1978, studied at the Technical University of Berlin and the University Ca ‘Foscari of Venice of Science and Technology as well as mathematics and modern history. His doctoral thesis on the knowledge and cultural landscapes of Italy in the Middle Ages and Renaissance was published in 2009 in Munich Utz Verlag. He regularly works as a manager of exhibition projects as well as an author and editor, most recently in 2016 for the Golden acclaimed show “Divine Genial. World Formula golden section “. In addition, Dr. Götze published on chapters of the cultural and art history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
135 years Railway Museum – 135 favorite objects
founded in 1882 as a railway technical collection, now known as DB Museum, the oldest railway museum in the world. Under the umbrella of the German Railway Foundation is holding the German railway history from all eras – from the early 19th century to the present day – alive. 2017 the museum 135 years old. In addition there will be a multi-site special exhibition from April in Nuremberg, Koblenz and Halle: Main and volunteers elect 135 favorite exhibits.