20. April 2021

Neues Muse­um Nürn­berg: New Direc­tor Dr. Simone Schimpf

Dr. Simone Schimpf will take over as direc­tor of the Neues Muse­um Nürn­berg on July 1, 2021. Schimpf is very famil­iar with the man­age­ment and cura­tion of muse­ums as well as foun­da­tion work. Since 2013, she has head­ed the Muse­um für Konkrete Kun­st (MKK) in Ingol­stadt and pre­sides over the Stiftung für Konkrete Kun­st und Design (SKKD). Since 2017, she has also been deputy direc­tor of the Alf Lech­n­er Foun­da­tion in Ingol­stadt. Pre­vi­ous­ly, the art his­to­ri­an with a doc­tor­ate in art his­to­ry was cura­tor for art after 1945 at the Kun­st­mu­se­um Stuttgart for sev­en years (2006–2013), of which she also worked as the museum’s deputy direc­tor for the last four years (2009–2013).

On the occa­sion of her new task, Dr. Simone Schimpf empha­sized: “Nowa­days, the muse­um takes on many func­tions and is no longer the closed-off tem­ple of the Mus­es. It is a social meet­ing place, a place of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and encounter with a high qual­i­ty of stay. It is an ide­al place for rest and con­tem­pla­tion as well as a cre­ativ­i­ty lab­o­ra­to­ry. I look for­ward to work­ing with the team to fur­ther expand the Neues Muse­um Nürn­berg in this direction.”

The Neues Muse­um — Nurem­berg State Muse­um of Art and Design opened on April 15, 2000. In the award-win­ning build­ing designed by archi­tect Volk­er Staab, the muse­um dis­plays art and design from the 1950s onward. The muse­um is one of the most impor­tant places of cul­tur­al life in Nurem­berg and the region and has suprare­gion­al appeal. Sev­er­al exhi­bi­tions per year and con­stant­ly chang­ing col­lec­tion pre­sen­ta­tions are part of the fixed program.

The House of Con­tem­po­rary Art and Design also offers a wide range of edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams for a vari­ety of tar­get groups, as well as a broad spec­trum of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary events such as lec­tures, talks, dis­cus­sions, con­certs and film evenings. For the area of design, there is a coop­er­a­tion with the Neue Samm­lung — The Design Muse­um in Munich. The muse­um could cel­e­brate its 20th anniver­sary in 2020.