Prof. Dr. Wiebke Ahrndt (born 1963) studied history, ethnology and Meso-American studies in Braunschweig, Goettingen and Bonn. During her studies she participated in different study and research visits in Los Angeles and Mexico. In 1996, Wiebke Ahrndt achieved her doctorate in Meso-American studies. From the end of 1999 until the beginning of 2002, she led the American department at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Museum of Cultures). Since March 2002, Wiebke Ahrndt is the director of the Übersee-Museum Bremen. In October 2006, she received an honorary professorship in the faculty of Cultural Science at the University of Bremen. Since May 2010, Wiebke Ahrndt is a member of the board, since May 2011, the vice president of the German Museums Association. She was head of the GMA working group which drew up 'Recommendations for the Care of Human Remains' and is now head of the GMA working group which prepares 'Recommendations for the Care of Collections from a Colonial Context'.
Wiebke Ahrndt will deliver the workshop Human remains and objects from colonial context in museum collections - Recommendations from Germany on 10 November 2017.
photo: (C) Übersee-Museum Bremen, Matthias Haase