Friedrich von Bose is curator of the Humboldt Laboratory, the interdisciplinary exhibition space of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the Humboldt Forum. After his studies of European Ethnology at HU Berlin and the University of California in Berkeley he obtained his PhD at the Department of European Ethnology at HU with an ethnographic study on the planning processes of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (Das Humboldt-Forum. Eine Ethnografie seiner Planung, Kadmos 2016).
In his current curatorial work, research and teaching he is especially interested in approaches to exhibition practice as a research practice. Since 2006 he regularly serves as curator and advisor to exhibitions and museums, e.g. Stadtmuseum Berlin Foundation and the Humboldt Lab Dahlem (State Museums Berlin/Prussian Heritage Foundation). From 2009 to 2015 he was lecturer and research associate at the Department of European Ethnology and the Center for transdisciplinary Gender Studies at HU. 2015/16 he was member of the planning committee of the new City Museum of Stuttgart and subsequently Senior Consultant in a Basel based PR- und communications agency, where he advised cultural institutions as well as large-scale city planning and infrastructural projects. Since March 2017 he is curator of the Humboldt Laboratory at HU’s Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques
Theories and histories of exhibiting, visual and material cultures, Exhibiting as research practice, postcolonial and gender studies, ethnography of planning and design processes