Diana Gabler is a PhD student in Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich. Her research focuses on collaborative conservation as a tool to support the opening up of museum practices to source communities. With a diploma in Conservation of Archaeological, Ethnographic and Decorated Arts' Objects, Diana has been working as an objects conservator specializing in the care and treatment of so-called ethnographic materials in museums such as the Ethnological Museum in Berlin (2013–2015), the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. (2015–2018) and the American Museum of Natural History in New York (2018–2019). Since August 2021 Diana is an objects conservator at MARKK Hamburg specializing in the care and treatment of cultural materials.
For more information, read about Diana's PhD project and visit her website.