Ralf Busch (art historian)

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Ralf Busch (born June 1, 1942 in Berlin ) is a German art historian, museum specialist, Senate director and author on cultural topics.

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From 1965 to 1974 Busch studied prehistory , art history , folklore and anthropology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and at the University of Vienna .

During his studies, he became an archivist and local home administrator for Bovenden from 1967 . Since 1970 he has been rebuilding the collection on prehistory and early history at the Göttingen Municipal Museum . In 1971, Busch was appointed monument conservationist for the district of Göttingen. After receiving his doctorate in 1973 on The Late Bronze Age Settlement at the Walkemühle in Göttingen at Göttingen University, he was employed as curator and chief curator of the archeology department at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum .

From 1987 Busch worked as director of the Archaeological Museum Hamburg , which he headed until 2001. Then he held the position of the scientific director of the Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg . Since his retirement, he has been in charge of the painting collection in the Bomann Museum in Celle and has worked as a curator for cultural-historical exhibition projects.

In addition, Ralf Busch took on numerous other functions, for example as the founding president of the Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association and on the board of the Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg . From 1977 to 1978 he was chairman of the German Society for Prehistory and Early History (DGUF).

As an author, Busch presented numerous works and treatises on art history and archeology. In addition, he also dealt with questions of literature and published a documentary about the writer Carl Heinz Kurz .

Ralf Busch is particularly interested in the history of the Jews in Germany, about which he has presented numerous publications and which was of great importance in his museum work.

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  1. Published two years later as Ralf Busch: The late Bronze Age settlement on the Walkemühle in Göttingen. Neumünster: Wachholtz 1975 ( ISBN 978-3-529-01516-8 )
  2. Ralf Busch: Carl Heinz Kurz. Writer in Rauschenwasser. A documentation . Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Das Viergespann 1974
  3. See Ralf Busch: “20 Years Working Group of Jewish Collections in Germany. About their emergence and the early period. ”In: Aschkenas 6, 1996, issue 1, pp. 287–293