Katrin Hieke M.A.

Independent Museum Professional and Cultural Manager

Freelancer for projekt2508 Group

My work and areas of interest revolve around the modern museum cosmos and include:

Exhibition concepts and management
from the scientific concept through implementation and management of exhibitions

Museum Cooperations and Networks
Development and management of cooperation projects, including budget management, personnel planning, funding acquisition, product planning and implementation


Museum Consulting
Advising and supporting museums in their developement

Culture and Tourism Marketing
Creation of tourism concepts and cultural tourism studies, destination marketing and sales campaigns

Press and Public Relations
including media planning, social media marketing, designing and editing websites on the basis of Content Management Systems (typo3, contao, Wordpress)

Creation of museum education materials and mediation concepts

Organization of meetings / workshops as well as presentations and teaching


Since 2008 I´m an independent museum professional and cultural manager and a freelancer for projekt2508 Group. I work in and for a vast array of projects, from small local ones up to international networks. I´m a board member of ICOM Germany, mentor for young museum professionals and active at the German Cultural Council. 2017/2018 I hold a scholarship of the LEAD Academy, Berlin.


My professional career started at the Universities of Tuebingen/Germany and Bergen/Norway, where I studied archaeology, empirical cultural studies, pedagogics and sociology. During that time, I took part in excavations in England, Hungary, Germany, Turkey and Panama and started my first projects in the museum field. After graduation in 2005 (Master of Arts), I completed a two-year traineeship as a museum consultant and curator at the Rhineland Regional Council and concurrently studied cultural management at the Institute for Cultural Management at the PH Ludwigsburg/Germany.

In 2016, I submitted my PhD thesis in museum studies at the Ludwig-Uhland-Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies at the University of Tuebingen, Germany on the Rhenish Museum/House of the Rhenish Homeland 1925-1956. The publication is in preparation.