Hanna (HR management actori): Amelie, you've been with actori for about 100 days now - time for a review: Munich - Venice - Paris: And now - returning home?
Amélie: In a way, yes, because I was born in Munich and got to know actori during my internship in cultural consulting 13 years ago. I'm going back to where my roots are. I’ve been able to gain a lot of international experience and inspiration through my cultural management studies in Venice and Paris - followed by employments at the Louvre as a Development Manager and as a Business Development Director at the renowned Architecturestudio in Paris.
Hanna: At the Louvre you were responsible for development, what does this imply?
Amélie: An incredibly exciting time in the most visited museum of the world! There were 15 of us in one team and I was primarily responsible for corporations and foundations, coordinating acquisitions and developing strategies; this covers a wide range of topics such as conversions, restorations, crowdfunding campaigns, exhibitions, and the management of brand partnerships and international partners.
Hanna: Why did you decide to return to actori and what is so special about your new position?
Amélie: At actori I can combine consulting work with business development, in particular in the cultural real estate sector. This position has been created – just for me, this is only one example for entrepreneurial thinking and the special approach of our consulting firm. This makes it even more motivating to develop this promising business field for actori.
Hanna: How important is your time in the architectural studio for your new position?
Amélie: Personally, I feel that this experience seems central to my new job at actori. I can enrich the team with my understanding of the architecture scene, the real estate industry and the needs of the various partners in a construction project.
Hanna: Why is the field of cultural real estate so interesting for you and what can we contribute to this?
Amélie: The holistic view of cultural real estate projects with an understanding of the interdependencies between the operational and construction processes is the most exciting part. We know “our” cultural organisations very well and therefore have a special understanding of the user perspective and needs. We can accompany builders and users from the beginning of the project (phase 0) until commissioning!
Hanna: Off the record, allow me a personal question at the end: What was the last exciting exhibition you visited?
Amélie: I was at the exhibition Ulla von Brandenburg in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, a great artist who lives in Paris.
Hanna: Dear Amélie, thank you very much for your time and the interview.
Amélie: It has been a pleasure.
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(Photo: Amélie Strobel, Copyright actori)