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Volkmar Hansen

educator , museum director

Volkmar Hansen, museum director, educator. Decorated Committee of Order of Merit Italian Republic, Commendation of Order St. Michael, Portuguese Royal Family Braganc; recipient Jan-Wellem-Plakette award, Alde Dusseldorfer, 2001, Bruder-Jacobi-Plakette award, Freundeskreis Buch, Dusseldorf, 2002; Melwin Jones fellow, Lions International, 2002. Chairman Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft, Duisburg, Germany, since 2007.

Background

Hansen, Volkmar was born on April 16, 1945 in Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany. Son of Karl Heinrich and Gisela Hansen.

Education

Philosophicum, University Bonn, Germany, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1974. Habilitation, University Düsseldorf, 1989.

Doctorate (honorary), State University Kutaissi, Georgia, 1998. Doctorate (honorary), Central Russian Humanistic University, Moscow, 1999.

Career

Teacher Heinrich-Heine University, since 1975, professor, since 1995. Leading redacteur Historical-Critical Heine Edition, Düsseldorf, 1974—1992. Director Goethe Museum, since 1993.

Chairman Anton-and-Katharina-Kippenberg Foundation, since 1993. Member consultant board Korean Goethe Society, Seoul, 1997. Chairman Arbeitskreis Selbständiger Kulturinstitute, 2002.

Membership

Chairman Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft, Duisburg, Germany, since 2007.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Rowing.

Connections

Married Ruth Hansen, January 4, 1980. Children: Christian, Daniela, Astrid.

father:
Karl Heinrich

mother:
Gisela Hansen

spouse:
Ruth Hansen

children:
Christian Hansen

Daniela Hansen

Astrid Hansen