My name is Susanne Boersma and I was born in the Netherlands, after which I have moved to various countries in pursuit of a challenging and exciting academic and professional career. I graduated from the Masters Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Leicester in 2016. Since then, I have been involved in various curatorial, editorial and educational projects after which I decided to take on a PhD that combined my interests. In my position as a PhD Candidate based at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Berlin (as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project), I work on curatorial projects and a publication, whilst conducting research on the sustainable outcomes of participatory projects with forced migrants in museums.

Please find a short overview of my professional history below or download my full academic CV here.

Photo – Susanne Boersma © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich

PhD Candidate at Museum Europäischer Kulturen and at Universität Hamburg’s department of Anthropological Studies in Culture and History as part of the EU H2020 POEM Project on Participatory Memory Practices. Curator of the exhibition and programme Murcia: In Europe’s Garden at Museum Europäischer Kulturen and editor of the accompanying catalogue (Berlin, DE).

Exhibitions Manager at Atelier Van Lieshout (Rotterdam, NL); Programme Assistant at S1 Artspace (Sheffield, UK); Curator at the School of Life SciencesDundee University (Dundee, UK); Dutch Teaching Assistant at the University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK); Curatorial Assistant at LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery (Dundee, UK); Workshop Facilitator at Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester, UK); Office Assistant at Het Balletorkest (Amsterdam, NL); Marketing & Communications Assistant at ICKamsterdam (Amsterdam, NL).

MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of Leicester; BA Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam; BA Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bologna.

Languages Dutch (native), English (native), German (fluent), Italian (intermediate), Swedish (basic) and Norwegian (basic); Design Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; Databases Filemaker Pro, MuseumPlus, MuseumPlus RIA, Adlib and EMu Collection Management System; Online WordPress, Squarespace, Google Analytics, Mailchimp and social media.


Currently based at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Berlin, DE.

To get in touch, please send me an email to:
susanne.boersma [at] uni-hamburg [.] de

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