Susanne Völker

Head of Cultural Affairs, City of Kassel, Germany


Susanne Völker (non-partisan) has been head of cultural affairs for the city of Kassel since 2017. Previously, the art historian, cultural manager and curator was entrusted with project management and management for GRIMMWELT Kassel. In 2015, she successfully opened the exhibition house around the Brothers Grimm as founding director.

Between 2010 and 2012, Susanne Völker headed the municipal museums in Calw, including the Hermann Hesse Museum. She studied art history, philosophy, law and museum management in Hamburg and Vienna. Her work focuses on the participatory processes of cultural policy, cultural education, concept and material development for integration and inclusion in the World Heritage context and transdisciplinary knowledge transfer and cultural policy.