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Karolin Leitermann


"Accompanying digitization processes in the area of tension between collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting and educating is a contemporary challenge."

Current position

Scientific Coordinator

Research Field

SAW Research Project "Digital Materialities"


Art and cultural education M.A.


Photo: DSM/Helena Grebe

Karolin Leitermann

+49 471 482 07 108

Curriculum Vitae

since 2021

Scientific coordinator in the field of digitization at the DSM


Scientific trainee in the area of exhibition and communication at the German Maritime Museum (DSM)


Master thesis "Architectural Films of the 1920s and 1930s exemplified by Le Corbusier and Bauhaus (Lászlò Moholy-Nagy). Educating roles of Architectures d'Aujourd'hui and Berlin Still Life in comparison."

2016 - 2018

Studies in art and cultural mediation at the University of Bremen; Cultural project work with reflection on architecture, art and film studies.

2012 - 2015

Research assistant at the Institute for Art Education at Goethe University Frankfurt; preparation/execution of research projects, administration and teaching.

2011 - 2012

Museum pedagogical volunteer at the Kunsthalle in Emden; artistic assistance; support of scientific events and publication


Diploma thesis "Modular Constellations. Artistic Management Consulting"

2004 - 2010

Study of art education at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle; artistic education strategies, focus: contemporary sculpture

2002 - 2004

Studies of Art History and Classical Archaeology at the Free University Berlin



Research projects



Digital Materialities - Virtual and Analogue Forms of Exhibitio

The joint project "Digital Materialities. Virtual and Analogue Forms of Exhibition", DigiMat for short, is looking for new exhibition and mediation formats for digital exhibits.


Digital exhibition "Open Histories"

Whether paintings, ship models or wooden objects: Many objects in the collection of the German Maritime Museum (DSM)/ Leibniz Institute for Maritime History pose mysteries about their history of origin.


Pioneers in museum digitization

With it´s digitization team, the German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History is looking for answers to questions that many museums are asking themselves.


DSM investigates colonial history of museum objects

Many objects in the holdings of the German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute of Maritime History (DSM) date from the time of the German Empire. What role they played within colonial history is often unclear.


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

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