Léontine Meijer-van Mensch

Léontine Meijer-van Mensch was born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, in 1972. She studied New and Theoretical History and Jewish Studies in Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Berlin as well as Protection of European Cultural Property with a focus on museology in Frankfurt/Oder. She worked at the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam and was a lecturer and research associate in museological theory and professional ethics at the Reinwardt Academie Amsterdam. Prior to joining the Jewish Museum Berlin as Program Director and Deputy Director in February 2017, Léontine Meijer-van Mensch was Vice Director of the Museum of European Cultures of the National Museums in Berlin since 2014. She is a member of various museological bodies, currently for example the Executive Council of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Since 2019, she has been Director of the State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony and the Ethnological Museums in Leipzig, Dresden and Herrnhut.

Articles by this author

Taboo (Issue I/2021)

Craft in the Museum

Since 2019 Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, from the Netherlands, directs the state ethnographic collections in Saxony and the ethnology museums in Leipzig, Dresden and Herrnhut.