Cookie Policy

Dr. Ulrike Heine


"Marine research and ships have belonged together for over 150 years. At the DSM, we bring the success story of research shipping to life with a variety of interactive exhibitions and educational formats."

Current position

Scientific curator

Research field, research discipline, research project
Research shipping, history of marine research, science communication



Foto: Ulrike Heine

Dr. Ulrike Heine

+49 471 482 07 825

Curriculum Vitae


Curator, Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective (AAWC)


Curator/Outreach Consultant, Comp. Research in Ice and Ocean Systems group Oden Institute for Comp. Engineering & Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA


Dr. phil. (Art History), Justus Liebig University Gießen


Curatorial Associate, Architecture, Design and Photography Collections, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA.


Freelance curator, Kunstraum B, Kiel


Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer, DFG Research Training Group "Transnational Media Events"/FB History/Cultural Studies, Justus Liebig University, Gießen


Master of Arts, Cultural Studies, History of Art and Russian Studies, University of Leipzig


Student. Assistant, Project Image & Confession, Humanities Center History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO), Leipzig


Study abroad, St. Petersburg State University, Russia


Internships at Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin; the art museum "Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen" in Magdeburg; the German-Russian Exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia and the "Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945" in London, Great Britain.

Scientific publications


Fotografische Bilder des Klimawandels. Strategien und Bildformeln, Frankfurt am Main/New York 2019.


„Apocalypse ... later. Der tipping point des Klimawandels in der visuellen Inszenierung“, in: Nanz, Tobias/Pause, Johannes (Hg.), Politiken des Ereignisses. Mediale Formierungen von Vergangenheit und Zukunft, Bielefeld 2015, S. 269–295.

„How Photography Matters. On Producing Meaning in Photobooks on Climate Change“, in: Schneider, Birgit/Nocke, Thomas (Hg), Image Politics of Climate Change. Visualizations, Imaginations, Documentations, Bielefeld 2014, S. 273–298.

„Stëb, Idiotie, Provokation? Die künstlerische Strategie der Blue Noses in der Diskussion“, in: Goelz, Christine/Kliems, Alfrun (Hg.), Spielplätze der Verweigerung. Gegenkulturen im östlichen Europa nach 1956, Köln – Weimar – Wien 2014, S. 317–336.

„Künstlerischer Ausdruck, Dokumentarischer Eindruck: Wolfgang Webers Bildband Barcelona“, in: ScholzHänsel, Michael (Hg.), Spanien im Fotobuch. Von Kurt Hielscher bis Mireia Sentis. Leipzig 2007, S. 69–80.

Exhibition projects (selection)

„Adequate Earth: Artists and Writers in Antarctica”,, 01 – 05/2021 (Curator)

„Exploring the Arctic Ocean”, Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 09 – 12/2018 (Curator)

„Architecture at the End of the Earth. William Craft Brumfield’s Photographs of the Russian North”, Wolk Gallery, MIT, 09/2016 – 01/2017 (Curator)

„Photographing Places. The Photographers of Places Journal, 1987 - 2009”, Kurtz Gallery, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, 01 – 08/2015 (Curatorial assistance)

„Daguerre’s American Legacy. Photographic Portraits from the Wm B Becker Collection”, Kurtz Gallery, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, 04/2014 – 01/2015 (Curatorial assistance)

„The Blue Noses (RUS)”, Kunstraum B, Kiel, 09/2012 (Curator)

„Axel Schön: Hinterm Vorhang”, Kunstraum B, Kiel, 04 – 05/2012 (Curator).



National Science Foundation, „Understanding Arctic System Change”, #1603903, 2016 – 2021.

Visiting Fellow, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston, 09/2011.

DFG-Doctoral Fellowship, 05/2010 – 04/2013.

DAAD-Scholarship, Research Residency, State Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 10 – 12/2008.

Scholarship holder of the „Deutschen Studienstiftung“, 02/2008 – 10/2009.

„GoEast“-Scholarship of the DAAD, Academic Year, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 2005 – 2006.

Opening hours

Cog hall: Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

how to reach us

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


T. +49 471 482 07 0

Contact person

.svgDSMlogo { fill: #fff; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgDSMlogo { fill: #fff; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgDSMlogoBlue { fill: #002c50; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgDSMlogoBlue { fill: #002c50; } .svgDSMType { display: block; } .svgNavPlus { fill: #002c50; } .svgFacebook { fill: #002c50; } .svgYoutube { fill: #002c50; } .svgInstagram { fill: #002c50; } .svgLeibnizLogo { fill: #002c50; } .svgWatch { fill: #002c50; } .svgPin { fill: #002c50; } .svgLetter { fill: #002c50; }