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Dr. Dorothee Haffner

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The art historian Dr. Dorothee Haffner studied at the Free University in Berlin and the University of Freiburg. After a period of residence at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, she finished her doctorate in 1991. From 1991 to 1993 she completed a traineeship at the Rhine Provincial Museum in Bonn. Thereafter she worked as a freelancer on an exhibition and catalogue about the Berlin Biedermeier painter, Carl Joseph Begas (1794-1854). Since 1995 she has directed the slide resource centre and photo archive in the Department of Art History at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
From 2002 to 2004 she was the Berlin project co-ordinator for prometheus, a project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ( Since 2005 she has been deputy chair of prometheus e.V., and since 2006 she has co-ordinated the art historical sub-project in the framework of another project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research: HyperImage, Image-Oriented e-Science Networks (
Dr. Haffner has many years of experience with photo image databases, normative data, questions relating to intellectual property rights and co-operative projects. She is a member of many professional organisations, including the German Museums Association.

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