Academic Advisory Council

Academic Advisory Council

The Academic Advisory Council of the DFK Paris contributes decisively to the choice of themes and the evaluation of research activities. It advises the director on the institute’s positioning as regards research. It also suggests candidates for the position of director to the Board of Directors of the DFK Paris Foundation.

Every spring, the Academic Advisory Council meets in Paris to, among other things, strengthen ties with the DFK Paris team. Larger research projects at the institute are supported by specific academic councils or ad hoc committees. 

The Academic Advisory Council is made up of renowned researchers from French-speaking and German-speaking countries who work in academia or museums. The council can have up to nine members, who are elected for a maximum period of four years, renewable once. Gender parity is respected.

President of the Council

Deputy until the election on 24/04/2023 
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Ruby
(Vice Chairwoman of the Advisory Council)
Institut für Kunstgeschichte Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen


Members of the Council

Florian Ebner
Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou Paris

PD Dr. Roger Fayet
Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft SIK-ISEA Zürich

Prof. Dr. Mechthild Fend
Kunstgeschichtliches Institut Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Beate Fricke
Universität Bern

Prof. Dr. Henry Keazor
Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Rémi Labrusse 
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Prof. Dr. Paul Lang
Direktor der Straßburger Museen

Prof. Dr. Nina Zimmer
Direktorin des Kunstmuseums Bern und des Zentrums Paul Klee Bern