Prof. Dr. Katja Kwastek
I am founding member of the Arbeitskreis Digitale Kunstgeschichte.
My interest in digital media initially started with working in the field of digital art history. Already while writing my PhD in Cologne, I worked for the Rheinisches Bildarchiv and the Museen der Stadt Köln. In that context, I assisted Tobias Nagel to build up the first (!) Website for the Cologne Museums in 1996. We also realized an extensive visitor information system for the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum.
In 2001, I started working as assistant professor at the LMU Munich, with a special focus on digital art history:
Together with Hubertus Kohle, I organized a conference entitled "digitale und digitalisierte Kunstgeschichte"
In 2003, also with Hubertus Kohle, I published a book entitled "Computer, Kunst und Kunstgeschichte"
At the LMU Munich, we conducted and took part in several research and infrastructure projects on the topic, including
and inaugurated a graduate program on digital art history
I taught several classes on the topic, including