Meike Hopp
Digital Provenance Researcher
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Prof. Dr. Meike Hopp studied art history, theater studies, and classical archaeology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where she received her doctorate in 2012 on the topic of "Art Trade under National Socialism". Since 2009, she has led various projects in the field of provenance research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI), Munich, and has worked on several exhibition and catalog projects, such as "Bestandsaufnahme Gurlitt" at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn and the Kunstmuseum Bern (2017). In 2018, she was awarded a research fellowship in the Cluster of Excellence TOPOI at the Technical University of Berlin on "Networks of the German Antiques Trade between 1914 and 1949." Since November 2018, she has served as chair of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V., a non-profit association that brings together nearly 400 international researchers in the field; in November 2019, Meike Hopp was appointed Professor of Digital Provenance at the Technical University of Berlin. She is an associate member of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and one of the PIs in the Grand Challenge Project of the Berlin University Alliance "Museums and Society. Mapping the Social". Most recently, she has been appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste (German Lost Art Foundation).