Speaker: Thomas Tunsch
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Thomas Tunsch

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik
Stauffenbergstraßüe 41
D-10785 Germany

Thomas Tunsch is an archaeologist graduated from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 1990 he is curator at the Islamic museum in Berlin and since 1997 consultant in the department for information and communication technology of the National Museums in Berlin as well. Researching international standards in data modeling and museum documentation on one side and the practical experience of curatorial tasks as a scholar in the Islamic museum on the other hand provides him with different views of museum necessities. From the very beginning of his studies of Oriental archaeology, he was always interested in making connections to other fields of interest as well and acquiring a more comprehensive understanding. He sees museums as important social institutions which make history accessible to the public.

Thomas will present Museum Documentation and Wikipedia.de: Possibilities, opportunities and advantages for scholars and museums. [Professional Forum]