Michael Kraus is an ethnologist and exhibition curator and Akademischer Rat at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. He has participated as a curator in exhibitions in Berlin, Marburg, Grünberg,and Brasília, among others. He was a member of the curatorial team of the show "WeltWissen. 300 JahreWissenschaften in Berlin" (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2010) and "Novos Mundos - Neue Welten. Portugal und das Zeitalter der Entdeckungen" (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, 2007). In 2008 he stood in as professor of ethnology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. From 2011-2013 Michael Kraus worked as aresearch assistant in the DFG project on historical photography from Latin America at the Ethnologisches Museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. His main work and research focuses are on the history of science, indigenous cultures in the Amazon region, museum ethnology/museum practice, visual anthropology,and material culture.
chezweitz For more than ten years, the studio for scenography directed by Detlef Weitz and Sonja Beeck has been designingart and theme-related exhibitions. It was responsible for, among others, the design of the anniversary show "Modell Bauhaus" in 2009 at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and the 2011 exhibition "Arbeit. Sinn und Sorge" at the Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. The studio was awarded the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Gold 2011 for the Andy Warhol exhibition "Other Voices, Other Rooms" at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. chezweitz is currently working on the new permanent exhibition of the DB Museum in Nuremberg, an interactive "European Classroom" for the Route Charlemagne of the City of Aachen, as well as - together with the FEZ-Berlin - thechildren's exhibition "POP-UP Cranach" in the Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.