Director @ Stadtmuseum Berlin
Paul Spies (1960) graduated in Art History and Archeology at the University of Amsterdam. In 1987 he founded with two colleagues art-historical consultancy and organisational bureau D’ARTS, that produced many museum concepts, exhibitions, publications, marketing and communication campaigns, television programmes etc. (www.bureau-darts.nl).
In 2009 he was appointed director of the Amsterdam (Historical) Museum (www.amsterdammuseum.nl). Since then, he has lead the renovation of the presentations and organisation of these museums. Also, he started several partnerships with other heritage museums in Amsterdam. In November 2014, the doors of a new development of the Amsterdam Museum opened its doors: the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age (www.portraitgalleryofthegoldenage.nl).
Since February 2016 Spies has been appointed director of the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, consisting of five museum locations (www.stadtmuseum.de). Apart from that he was appointed chief curator of the exhibitions of Berlin in the so-called Humboldt-Forum, the Berlin Castle that is currently rebuild on the Museum Island, due to be opened in 2019 (http://www.humboldtforum.com/de-de/akteure/berlin-ausstellung/).