Bernhard an der Gassen

Alternative Psychotherapy Practitioner, Art Historian, and Information Scientist in Berlin, Deutschland

Bernhard an der Gassen

Alternative Psychotherapy Practitioner, Art Historian, and Information Scientist in Berlin, Deutschland

I am a German Austrian Alternative Psychotherapy Practitioner (permission of Bez.amt Berlin-Lichtenberg), specialized and in further training as a Trauma therapist at Arche medica - Akademie für Heilpraktiker.

As a librarian I am working at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. My occupation is similar to a museums registrar. I also volunteer as peer mentor for addiction issues, and I am very happy to guide visitors through the recently renovated Prussian and Baroque Revival library building Unter den Linden.

In my spare time I function as a Neigbourhood Council Member in my Kreuzberg hood, and I am very happy to be able to welcome immigrants in cooperation with FreiwilligenAgentur KreuzbergFriedrichshain.

At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin I studied Library and Information Science (M.A. LIS) with emphasis on Information literacy, Semantic Web, Linked open data and the curation of a library- and digital exhibition based on Herwarth Waldens avant-gardist Sturm-Archiv.

During my Viennese years I have been working at Belvedere Museum, Kunsthalle Wien, Palais Dorotheum, Wiener Hofburg & Schönbrunn Palace. Additionally I underwent trainings on Antirassism, Empowerment, Inter/Cultural-, Diversity-, and Business Management.

Within the scope of my responsibilities at Belvedere Research Center I am proud that I have been allowed to contribute to the restitution of Gustav Klimts Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. which is at New York based Neue Galerie now.

Privately I enjoyed a lot living in Leopoldstadt, Viennas Jewish quarter close to Prater and Danube.

At Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck I studied Art History (Mag. phil.) with focus on Modernism, Pablo Picasso, Gender Studies, Non-European Art, the Arch. Heritage of the French Loire Valley, and Roman Baroque; Romance Studies (French, Italian), Europ. Ethnology and Medicine.

Among others I worked at University of Innsbruck, Kunsthalle Tirol & Salzlager Hall, Architekturzentrum Tirol, Premierentage, Kunstraum Ibk, Festwochen der Alten Musik, and Tiroler Landestheater.

I graduated from an artistic high school with i.a. a paper about foreign workers, a drawing in cubist manner, and an exam in Italian. After I was on Intercultural and -religious Sabbatical.

I have a passion for languages, travelling, different cultures and unusual contacts. I speak English and German fluently, have some knowledge - in ongoing learning processes - in Spanish, Italian, Turkish, and Russian.