Prof. Dr. Bernd Lindemann, Director of the Gemäldegalerie and longtime member of CODART, has retired this July. Lindemann joined the Berlin museum in 1990 as a Scientific Associate. In 2004 he was appointed Director of the Gemäldegalerie and the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst. As Director he also curated many exhibitions, including Meister von Flémalle und Rogier van der Weyden in 2009, Rembrandt: ein Genie auf der Suche in 2006 and Eleganz und raue Sitten – Cornelis Bega in 2012.
Michael Eissenhauer has taken over as simultaneous Director of the Gemäldegalerie and the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst. The General Director of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is taking on this additional post at his own request, for an initial period of three years.
Eisenhauer has appointed Dr. Katja Kleinert as the new Curator of Seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish Paintings, a position previously held by Bernd Lindemann. She currently works at the Gemäldegalerie as a Research Associate and will start her new position on 1 September 2016.