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Dr. Sibylle Hoiman

Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum

Head of the Botanical Museum Berlin, head of the department for scientific communication

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
14195 Berlin

Since March 2020, Dr. Sibylle Hoiman ist the head of the Botanical Museum and its department for scientific communication. For several years she has been working in the fields of garden art and architecture. The art scientist gained expertise in research and teaching at the German Center for Art History in Paris and at the university for science and technology ETH Zurich. Until lately, she worked as a scientific curator und head of collections at the bauhaus-archiv and museum Berlin, where she curated not only the permanent exhibition but also numerous temporary exhibitions, as well as at the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg.

In her scientific work, Sibylle Hoiman invesigated the topic of the worship of heroes in landscaped gardens by taking the example of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's monument in the parc of Ermenonville (France), and the changing representations of nature and architecture by reference to the changes in function and meaning of the orangery in Belvedere near Weimar. Thus, she also analyed the networks of the gardeners and botanists involved, as well as different display formats of plant collections by text and image.