Andrea Nicklisch

Andrea Nicklisch

Andrea Nicklisch was trained in Ancient American Studies, Cultural Anthropology (“Ethnologie”) and European Prehistory at the University of Hamburg. After graduation (M.A., 2001) she completed an internship at the Department of American Archaeology of the Ethnological Museum Berlin.

From 2005 until 2009, Andrea Nicklisch worked as a project coordinator and curator of national and international exhibitions at the Ethnological Museum Berlin. From 2009 until 2013 she did her doctorate as part of the Emmy Noether project “Text, Image, Performance…”, which was funded by the German Research Foundation, at the Department of History of the University of Hamburg, section “Non-European History”. She obtained her doctorate in July 2014. Her thesis, for which she conducted archival research in Bolivia, was on multiple interpretations of 17th- and 18th-century images on ecclesiastical silverworks from the Bolivian Altiplano.

Since July 2015 she has been curator of the ethnographic collection at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim.



  • Continuity and Discontinuity in 17th- and 18th-Century Ecclesiastical Silverworks from the Southern Andes. In: Albertina Nugteren (Hg.): Religion, Ritual and Ritualistic Objects., 2018.
  • Die Biographie der Dinge – Die Godeffroy’schen Ethnographica als Wanderer durch Zeit und Raum. In: Jürgen Elvert, Martina Elvert (Hg.): Akteure, Agenten, Abenteurer. Beiträge zur Ausstellung „Europa und das Meer“ im Deutschen Historischen Museum Berlin. Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 2018 (gemeinsam mit Astrid Windus)
  • Provenienzforschung zu Objekten aus kolonialen Kontexten am Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum ­Hildesheim. In: Provenienz & Forschung, hrsg. vom Deutschen Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, 2.2018, S. 54-59 (gemeinsam mit Sabine Lang).
  • Den Sammlern auf der Spur. Ethnologische Provenienzforschung am Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, 2017/2018. In Vorbereitung, erscheint Frühjahr 2020 (gemeinsam mit Sabine Lang und mit einem Beitrag von Tristan Oestermann).


Dr. Andrea Nicklisch

Curator of the ethnographic collection at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim

Head of the Subproject: Collection Biographies and Regional Networks