Jan 1949 born in
1955-1968 school education in Nürnberg
academic education at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, for
the teaching profession on high schools with chemistry and biology as subject,
finished with the first degree.
1974-1979 scientific assistant at the
Feb 1975 diploma degree in biology
Feb 1979 thesis
(Dr. rer. nat.) about phylogeny and embryology of Pycnogonids (sea-spiders)
May 1979 appointed civil servant on a temporary basis of 3 years at the
university of Erlangen-Nürnberg
April 1981 Head of the education
department at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main,
Germany, responsible for visitor services: conception of guided tours and
educational programs, training of freelance guides and attendants (till June
2004), development of educational print media, planning of educational exhibits
and webmaster for the internet presentation of Senckenberg (till Dez 2003).
January 2011 early retirement.
2012 Volunteer in the Botanical
herbarium (hb FR)
Since June 2016 Appointed honorary staff member at the
Botanical herbarium (hb FR), responsible for bryophytes
Board member of
the German museum association (Deutscher Museumsbund) 1999 - 2003
of ICOM since 1982 and participation in some ICOM general conferences (London,
Stavanger, Melbourne and Barcelona). Although I have been interested in CECA as
well as NatHist activities in the past finally decided on NatHist as committee
to work actively for.
Elected as secretary of
ICOM-NATHIST for the periode 1998-2001 & 2001-2004 and
subsequently as chairperson for 2004-2007 & 2007-2010.