Diana Gabler

PhD student

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 of museum practices to communities of origin. With a diploma in Conservation of Archaeological, Ethnographic and Decorative 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). From 2021 to 2024 Diana worked as objects conservator at MARKK in Hamburg, specializing in the care and treatment of cultural materials. Since February 2024 she is head of conservation at the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart.

For more information, read about Diana's PhD project and visit her website.