Markus Hilgert

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Markus Hilgert (born 11 August 1969) is a German Assyriologist and the current director of the Vorderasiatisches Museum at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin, a position he has held since 2014. From 2007 until 2014, Hilgert was a professor of Assyriology at Heidelberg University.

Hilgert is a member of several governing bodies and advisory boards, including the German Commission for UNESCO (since 2016).[1], the Foundation Board of the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH; since 2017)[2], the Advisory Group of the Cultural Protection Fund of the British Council (since 2017), and the Disaster Risk Management Committee of the International Council of Museums (since 2017).[3]

Hilgert holds honorary professorships at Heidelberg University and Marburg University. In 2016, Hilgert was named National Correspondent for the International Committee of the Blue Shield in Germany.


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