Dr. Nicola Müllerschön is head of the arts and culture department at the non-profit foundation KfW Stiftung in Frankfurt. She has established and shaped the arts department, which encompasses visual arts, literature, music, performative arts, from scratch, and is responsible for developing and organising funding projects, exhibitions and events dedicated to encouraging intercultural dialogue in today’s globalised world.
Müllerschön received her MA from the University of Hamburg and her PhD from the University of Bern. Her extensive research in art history has included projects at the University of Zurich, the Zurich University of the Arts and the University of Bern. She was assistant curator at Hamburger Kunsthalle and is affiliated with the ongoing project "Global Art and the Museum" at the ZKM in Karlsruhe.