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Nina Möllers

Dr. Nina Möllers

Project Manager - Exhibitions


BIOTOPIA Naturkundemuseum Bayern
Maria-Ward-Straße 1A,
80638 München

Nina Möllers is the curator of RCC-related exhibitions. She was head curator of the special exhibition "Cosmos Coffee," which opened at the Deutsches Museum in Spring 2019. Before that, she was head curator and project manager of the special exhibition “Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands,” on display at the Deutsches Museum from 5 December 2014 through 30 September 2016.

From 2009 to 2012, Nina was associated with the Rachel Carson Center in her function as a postdoctoral researcher and head of the BMBF-funded project “Objects of Energy Consumption” at the Deutsches Museum. During this time, she co-conceptualized a collaborative RCC/DM pavilion in the exhibition “Discoveries 2010: Energy” on the Mainau Island on Lake Constance as part of the Science Year 2010 “The Future of Energy.” In 2012, she curated the special exhibition “Cable Tangle: Energy Consumption in the Home” at the Deutsches Museum.

Möllers studied in Palo Alto, Tübingen, and Nashville, Tennessee and received her PhD from the University of Trier with a dissertation on the “Creoles of Color in New Orleans.” Subsequently, she completed a curatorial traineeship at the Museum of Technology and Labor in Mannheim. Her research interests are the history of technology; environmental, gender, and museum studies; and the American South.

Selected Publications

  • Willkommen im Anthropozän: Unsere Verantwortung für die Zukunft der Erde. Munich: Deutsches Museum, 2015 (ed. with Christian Schwägerl and Helmuth Trischler).
  • “Die menschengemachte Erde. Das Anthropozän sprengt die Grenzen von Natur, Kultur und Technik.” Kultur & Technik 2 (2012): 12–17 (with Reinhold Leinfelder, Christian Schwägerl, Helmuth Trischler).
  • Kabelsalat: Energiekonsum im Haushalt. Munich: Deutsches Museum, 2012 (with Sophie Gerber und Nina Lorkowski).
  • Past and Present Energy Societies: How Energy Connects Politics, Technologies and Cultures. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012 (ed. with Karin Zachmann).
  • “Zu profan für den Museumstempel? Haushaltstechnik in Ausstellungen des 20. Jahrhunderts.” Ferrum 83 (2011): 91–102.
  • Kreolische Identität: Eine amerikanische ‘Rassengeschichte’ zwischen Schwarz und Weiß – Die Free People of Color in New Orleans. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2008.