25 Years Working at the German Goldsmiths’ House Hanau

24 July, 2014 - 15:12 -- admin
v.l.n.r.: Hartwig Rohde, Präsident der Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V., Dr. Christianne Weber-Stöber, Geschäftsführerin der Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V., Claus Kaminsky, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Hanau

On July 1st 1989, Dr. Christianne Weber-Stöber assumed responsibility as the Manager of the Association for Goldsmiths’ Art, which had been domiciled in the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus since 1985, after completing her dissertation on the subject Jewelry of the 1920’s and 30’s in Germany. Previously she had studied art history, history of architecture, and history at the TH Karlsruhe. With her knowledge of the jewelry history of the early 20th Century, Christianne Weber-Stöber easily advanced to contemporary avant-garde jewelry. The organization of international competitions and exhibitions, management of the annual meetings, Ring of Honor presentations, and editing of publications have done justice to the goals and duties of the Society for Goldsmiths’ Art, an internationally oriented, communal organization.

As the manager of the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus since 2006, the jewelry historian has also been responsible for the thematic direction of the museum, primarily the topically diverse presentations of gold- and silversmiths’ art as well as public relations.

Through numerous lectures on the jewelry, hollow- and flatware of the 20th and 21st Centuries, as well as publications and articles on contemporary jewelry, hollow- and flatware design, Christianne Weber-Stöber has made a name for herself in the art scene as well as sitting on juries over the years. Since 2005, she also has been teaching art and jewelry history at the Fachhochschule Idar-Oberstein.