Helga Berendsen


”My current research project offers me the opportunity to work on a maritime topic that is to be included in an exhibition, exchange with other doctoral students and participation in further education opportunities thanks to the many cooperations of the Research Museum.“

Current position

Doctoral candidate

Field of research
Maritime Art History

Art Studies


0471  48 207 18

Curriculum Vitae

Seit Oktober 2017

Doktorandin am Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven.

2006 – 2017

Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum Linnich

2014 - 2016

Begas-Haus Heinsberg


Abschluss Magistra Artium an der RWTH Aachen mit dem Thema: „La Casa del Libro in San Juan/Puerto Rico. Eine Untersuchung zu Geschichte und Funktion.“


Casa del Libro, San Juan/Puerto Rico. Katalogisierung der deutschen Buchsammlung des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

1998 – 2005

RWTH Aachen. Studium der Kunstgeschichte – Baugeschichte - Politische Wissenschaft

1994 – 1998

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen. Studium der Kunstgeschichte – Klassische Archäologie – Politische Wissenschaft.

Scientific publications

Armatura. Sonderfall Buch.
In: Jansen, Michael/ Pohle, Frank (Eds.): Die Künste am Hofe Karls des Großen. Artes Liberales et Artes Mechanicae. Ausstellungsbegleiter.
Aachen 2000.

The cog in the picture

How are "cog articles" common in everyday culture related to the discovery of the ship? Has the image of the wreck changed the perception associated with the term "cog"? Or did the images associated with the "cog" even before it was found influence the interpretation of the wreck in such a way that they did not allow any other conclusions than that we see a "cog" in front of us?

Exhibition Projects

"Fish - Rose - Cross: Christian Symbolism in the Art of Stained Glass". 

Exhibition with works of the German Stained Glass Museum Linnich at Nideggen Castle. Project management. (2008)

Collaboration on the exhibition at the RWTH Aachen University: Art and craft under Charlemagne. Work on the topic "Carolingian book painting". (2000)

Opening hours

currently closed

how to reach us

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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