Head of Digital & Publishing Jewish Museum Berlin Germany
Together with her team, Barbara Thiele is responsible for the digital change and all digital projects in the Jewish Museum Berlin. Her department’s focus is to convey current and historical German Jewish life in digital and print formats, including website, blog, and online collection as well as media installations and guides in the exhibitions, the museum’s publications, and the overall digital strategy. She studied comparative literature, sociology and art history in Mainz, Lund, and Berlin, and started her career in the academic publishing sector, first at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and then as an editor at the German Academic Publishing House Reimer. Before she joined the museum in 2016, Barbara Thiele was managing director of a digital start-up in the field of self-publishing.