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Barbara Schneider-Kempf

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Director General of the Berlin State Library

"Scientists of the world, come to Berlin and do research at this library: the Berlin State Library!"

How long have you lived in Berlin?

Since 1991.

Why did you choose Berlin?

Because I wanted to help shape the new Berlin - with the state library as its center for intellectual literature!

What excites you about Berlin?

Research and culture in Berlin - rich tradition, inspiring present and promising future.

Private interests and hobbies:

Modern art, architecture and classical music.

What is your personal message for Berlin as a center for science?

Scientists of the world, come to Berlin and do research at this library: the Berlin State Library!