Employment

Since 2011          Director of the Liechtenstein NationalMuseum. 

Since 2019          President of EEN (European Exhibition Network)

Since 2016          Member of the Museums of History of Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Belgium and Liechtenstein

Since 2015          Member of the board of Enjoy Vaduz (“Erlebe Vaduz“, location marketing of Vaduz)

Since 2015          National correspondent of the EMF (European Museum Forum) / EMYA (European Museum Year Award)

Since 2015          Member of the board of the organisation of museums and castles Euregio Lake of Constance

Since 2014          National member of NEMO (The Network of European Museum Organisations)

Since 2013          Member of the board of the Austrian Museums Organisation

Since 2012          Member of the meeting of the directors of the State Museums of Austria, Southern Tyrolia (Italy) and Liechtenstein

Qualifications & Education

1981—1984           Studies at Lincoln College at Oxford. Supervisor of my thesis: Sir John Boardman: Doctor of Philosophy. Subject of the thesis: Herakles in Greek Art from about 450 to about 300 B.C.

  • Also studying at the Ecole du Louvre and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris.
         Major fields: Classical archaeology, egyptology, museology, numismatics.

1979—1982           Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. Major fields: Classical archaeology, history of art, Byzantine and Islamic art and archaeology, prehistory.

1982:                   Maîtrise es Lettres of the Sorbonne in Art and Archaeology. Subject of the thesis: Les représentations rurales sur les mosaiques d'Afrique du Nord.

1981:                   Licence es Lettres of the Sorbonne in Art and Archaeology.

1978—1979:          Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Major fields: Classical archaeology, history of art, prehistory, Byzantine art, Ancient history.

Since 2019          President of EEN (European Exhibition Network)

Since 2016          Member of the Museums of History of Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Belgium and Liechtenstein  

Since 2015          Member of the board of Enjoy Vaduz (“Erlebe Vaduz“, location marketing of Vaduz)

Since 2015          National correspondent of the EMF (European Museum Forum) / EMYA (European Museum Year Award)

Since 2015          Member of the board of the organisation of museums and castles Euregio Lake of Constance

Since 2014          National member of NEMO (The Network of European Museum Organisations)

Since 2013          Member of the board of the Austrian Museums Organisation

Since 2012          Member of the meeting of the directors of the State Museums of Austria, Southern Tyrolia (Italy) and Liechtenstein

2012—2015           President of the organisation of museums and castles Euregio Lake of Constance
                            (over 100 museums and institutions of the lake of Constance region: Germany, Austria, Switzerland                        and Liechtenstein)

In the various museums in which Rainer Vollkommer worked, he organized over 200 exhibitions in the fields of archeology, history, art, culture, society, the environment, nature, mathematics, etc., including many exhibitions that were created by himself and sent on a journey and self-produced block-buster exhibitions emerged such as “1712 – The Becoming of a Country”, “Math Love”, “Marilyn — The Strong Monroe”, “The Myth of the Olympic Games”, “Limitless – Globalization and Identity”, “Fascination Pyramids”, “Elegance and enjoyment — everyday life, wisdom and art in Chinese culture”, “1719 300 years of Liechtenstein”.

Exhibitions were shown in cooperation with the following countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Germany, France, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Latvia, Austria, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, the Vatican. Loans from 20-40 countries were shown at some other exhibitions. Furthermore, exhibitions have been organized in Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore. A focus in recent years has been exhibitions with Eastern European and Asian countries, especially Russia and China, with which there is lively contact.

Rainer Vollkommer wrote six books, published over 50 books / catalogs / lexica, wrote about 50 larger articles in scientific journals and over 1000 key words in various lexica. Scientific advice was given for Brockhaus Archeology, Geo Subject Dictionary Archeology, ADAC Millions of Years Book, World History in 20 Volumes (Bertelsmann). With a break between 2001 and 2006, Rainer Vollkommer has been teaching Classical Archeology at different universities since 1985 (Freiburg i. Br., Friborg / Switzerland, Leipzig, Hamburg, Dresden).