Study of art history at the University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Minors in Pre- and Early History (Vor- und Frühgeschichte) and Medieval and Modern History (Mittelalterliche und Neuere Geschichte)
Graduation with the Magister Artium

Dissertation at the University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)
Graduation with the doctorate Dr. phil.
Dissertation Prize of the University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund)


Associate Postdoc Fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien) at the University of Erfurt

Freelance lectureships for the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institute, Department of Art History at the University of Greifswald

Register compilation for “Corpus der mittelalterlichen Holzskulptur und Tafelmalerei in Schleswig-Holstein”, vol. 4.1 and vol. 4.2

Scientific object research for a selection catalogue of the Cathedral Treasury Münster

Texting of a flyer on the Xanten Bible Garden, City of Xanten

Compilation of an inventory catalogue for St John Ev. Hilden, Archdiocese of Cologne

Scientific object research for the treasury of St Ludgerus Essen-Werden, Cathedral Treasury Essen

Scientific object research for the reopening of the Eisen Kunst Guss Museum Büdelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Foundation, Gottorf Castle

Trainee at the Foundation Schleswig-Holstein State Museums, Gottorf Castle, State Museum of Art and Cultural History (Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte)

Lecturer for architectural and stylistic studies at the church guide training of the diocese of Essen

Collaboration in the exhibition office “Krone und Schleier. Kunst aus mittelalterlichen Frauenklöstern” of the Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, in cooperation with the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD Bonn

Collaboration on a studio exhibition on the Aachen pilgrim horns in the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln)

Collaboration on a computer animation on the Golden Madonna (Goldene Madonna) of the Essen Cathedral and on the conception of information steles on selected objects and places of the Essen Cathedral

Art-historical evaluation of the results of the restoration of the Marianum by Jan van Steffeswert in Aachen Cathedral, publication of the results and collaboration on a presentation of the work in the Aachen Cathedral Treasury

Collaboration on the catalogue of the exhibition “Wilhelm Buschulte. Farbe-Geist-Zeitgeist Retrospektive” in the Linnich Museum of Stained Glass (Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum Linnich)

Digital inventory of a lead crystal collection for the Westfälische Industriemuseum Dortmund, branch Glashütte Gernheim

Project management for the introduction of a digital inventory system for the HypoVereinsbank collection Munich

Activities in the field of art didactics and museum education (lectures and guided tours for the Aachen Cathedral Chapter, Essen Cathedral Chapter, Linnich Museum of Stained Glass, among others)

Assistant in the art department of the HypoVereinsbank Munich

Collaboration in the art and auction house W. G. Herr Cologne

Internships in the conservation of historical monuments, in museums and in the art trade


Dr. Vera Henkelmann
Art historian

Am Riffersbach 42
52249 Eschweiler



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