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Andreas Blühm, Director of the Groninger Museum, professor by special appointment in Art History, Museums and Society

29 September 2015
Andreas Blühm
Andreas Blühm

Andreas Blühm has been appointed professor by special appointment in Art History, Museums and Society by the University of Groningen. Blühm and the new chair will give an important boost to the Art History degree programme and the School of Curators Master’s specialization, which collaborates closely with museums. In addition, Blühm will form a link between academia, the Groninger Museum and the cultural-educational environment in the wider sense of the word. He will concentrate mainly on the social and public functions of the Museum, paying particular attention to the way that the Museum connects with the general public.

The collaboration between the Museum and the University of Groningen will be intensified via this professorship, with positive effects for students and also opportunities for joint research projects. Blühm wants to develop the Groninger Museum as an educational laboratory and challenge students to take on the role of co-curator.

Blühm’s specialization, 19th century art, complements the knowledge areas of the University’s Art History department. His extensive museum experience is also an important enrichment of the educational palette. His experiences and expertise in the field of fundraising, public relations and modern presentation techniques, for example, will contribute added value to future students of Art History and the School of Curators Master’s specialization at the University of Groningen.

Andreas Blühm studied art history, history and archaeology and gained his PhD with honours from the Freie Universität Berlin. After working as Head of Presentations at the Van Gogh Museum and Director of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, he was appointed as General Director of the Groninger Museum in 2012. Blühm also lectured at the universities of Hamburg, Regensburg, Cologne and Hagen.

The Chair by Special Appointment has been made possible by the Groninger Museum Foundation.

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