Design expert, curator and author, Director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Tulga Beyerle has been director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) since December 2018. After being responsible for the reorientation of the Museum of Decorative Arts, part of the Dresden State Art Collections, for five years, she is currently committed to the national and international positioning of the MK&G in Hamburg. With her team, she is pursuing this goal with the aim of questioning and rethinking the design of the world together with the critical friends of the museum. Both the exhibition programme (for example Life on Planet Orsimanirana with Jerszy Seymour) and the establishment of the Freiraum are signs of the opening of the museum as a place for negotiation and discourse on central design issues of the present and future. She is a trained carpenter and designer, was an assistant for the history and theory of design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1993 to 2000, and subsequently worked independently as a design expert until the end of 2013. As such, she has realised a number of exhibitions nationally and internationally. A central project was the joint founding and development of the Vienna Design Week, with Lilli Hollein and Thomas Geisler. Tulga Beyerle is a member of the programme council of the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, the board of trustees of the Kulturstiftung der Länder in Germany, the scientific advisory board for Raddar, a design research journal initiated by mudac in Lausanne.
Museum for Art and Crafts Hamburg