Peter Keller

KellerPeter Keller is the Director General of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Mr Keller served as ICOM Treasurer and has been Director of the Salzburg Cathedral Museum (Dommuseum), Austria, since 2002. From 2007 to 2014, he managed a merger with three other museums to form the DomQuartier Salzburg, an innovative institution whose visitor numbers multiplied those of the Dommuseum.

For three years, he worked at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin before joining the Dommuseum. In addition to his role of Treasurer at ICOM, Keller has also served as Chair and Secretary of the organisation’s International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST) and as a board member of the Austrian National Committee. In Austria, he was also a member of the jury for museum accreditation and of the national advisory council for museums.

Peter Keller studied art history in Vienna, Bonn and Cologne as well as museology in Paris.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017      General Director      International Council of Museums
2002-2017       Director                    Dommuseum zu Salzburg (Cathedral Museum)
1999- 2000      Exhibition Curator    Kupferstichkabinett Berlin
1998-1999       Exhibition Curator    Winckelmann-Museum, Stendal
1996-1998       Assistant Curator     Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
1991-1994       Assistant                   Dombauverwaltung, Cologne

Studies
1994                PhD, Bonn University
Thesis: „Die Wiege des Christuskindes. Ein Haushaltsgerät in Kunst und Kult“
1991                MA, Bonn University
1986-1991       Art History, Christian Archeology, Italian, Dutch and French
Bonn and Cologne Universities
1985-1986       Art History                Vienna University
1983                Architecture             Aachen RWTH

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