Collect, preserve, research and present – SBG gGmbH has a team of 22 museologists. They work together to decide whether to procure new museum treasures and exchange views to make our buildings climate-proof. Our team also discusses the use of modern technology for the communication of historical facts.
Job Profile – Museologist: Preserving buildings for future generations
Museologists negotiate with experts from the Saxon Real Estate and Construction Management company (SIB), and with expert conservationists, restorers, historians, and the current users of Saxony’s castles, palaces and gardens. “They preserve buildings for future generations”, says Frank Schmidt, the museologist at Rochlitz Castle. He’s been working on the modification of the castle exhibition since 2013. This is now one of the most modern in Saxony. He also shares this modern approach to the communication of history. He’s developed a new approach to presenting a thousand years of history in Rochlitz with family-friendly concepts and extensive collections of information for museum guides.
A job with lots of surprises
His colleague Regina Thiede enjoyed the finest moment of her career in Colditz. She stumbled upon a painting of the Last Supper from the Cranach School in the local vicarage. She then helped out with the “resurrection” of a bowl from a pottery shard collection at Colditz Castle. The individual “puzzle pieces” filled twenty removal boxes following construction work at the castle. She sees herself as a “spider in the web” and points out the close cooperation of museologists with all other specialists in castles and museums.