Peter van Mensch

Peter van Mensch is a Dutch museologist living in Berlin (Germany) and Višnová (Czech Republic). He was professor of Cultural Heritage at the Reinwardt Academie (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and professor of Museology at the universities of Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bergamo (Italy). He was one of the founders of the ICOM International Committee for Collecting (ICOM COMCOL). His main research interests are the history of museology as academic field of interest, and the theory and ethics of collection development.