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The Board of Trustees

For some three generations, the Board of Trustees has included a representative of the von Oppenheim family, an executive director, and leading academics specializing in the Middle East.

Photo: Portrait of the founder by Egon Josef Kossuth, 1927

Since September 2019, the members are

Christopher Freiherr von Oppenheim, Cologne (Chairman, since 2012)
Dr. Johannes Neyses, former Chancellor of the University of Cologne, Lohmar (Executive Member)
Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Philology and History, Free University Berlin
Dr. Lutz Martin, former Acting Director, Vorderasiatisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Dr. Dr. h.c. Stefan M. Maul, Professor of Assyriology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Former chairpersons of the Board of Trustees

Max Freiherr von Oppenheim (1929–1946)
Richard Graf Matuschka-Greiffenclau (1947–1972)
Eleonore Gräfin Matuschka-Greiffenclau (1972–1988)
Manfred Freiherr von Oppenheim (1988–1994)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Röllig (1995–2012)