Alexandra Lotz

 

Master of Arts in World Heritage Management

Master of Science in Building and Conservation

 Dipl. Ing. Interior Architect

  

and dedicated horsewoman

 

About me

 

Education

 

1994                      

Matura in Wiesbaden

 

1995 to 2000        

Studies in Interior Architecture at the University of Applied Science in Wiesbaden

 

2000                      

Graduate Diploma of Interior Architecture

Thesis: “Renovation and conversion of the Brandenburg Principal Horse Stud Neustadt-Dosse”

 

2003 to 2008       

Postgraduate studies in “Building & Conservation” at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus

 

2004                      

Semester abroad at the University of Virginia, Studies in Architecture and History of Architecture

 

2004 to 2007       

Postgraduate studies in “World Heritage Studies” at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus

 

2006                      

Scholar in the Australian-European-Exchange-Programme “Sharing our Heritages”

- Master Class in Cultural Heritage Management in the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris and in the Loire Valley

- Semester at Deakin University Melbourne (Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies)

- Master Class in Cultural Heritage Management at Darwin and Kakadu National Park

 

2007                      

Degree of Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies

Thesis: “Recommendations for Management Plans of German World Heritage Cities”

 

2008                      

Degree as Master of Science in Building and Conservation

Thesis: “Secret Treasures - Architectural History and Interior Decoration of the House of Falkland” (a Scottish country house)

 

2010 to 2013      

Scholar of the International Graduate School of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus

 

since 2014      

Scholar of the Cultural Heritage Centre of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

 

 

Professional Career

 

2000 to 2002      

Interior Architect at Planquadrat, Planning and Office Design in Kronberg/Germany

 

2003                      

Grooming of top sporting horses at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida

Guiding of riding tours in Iceland

 

2004 to 2008      

Assistant to the Chairs of Conservation, Building in Historic Context, Intercultural

Studies and at the International Office of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus

 

2005                      

Internship at the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Paris

 

2009 to 2010      

Public Relations Officer at Marbach State Stud , the oldest German state stud with more than 500 years of history, located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Swabian Alps in the south-west of Germany.

 

2009 to 2015      

Manager of the international European State Studs Association e.V. (ESSA)

 

2012 to 2015      

Office for Cultural Heritage, Public Relations and Event Management

- Management of the European State Studs Association e.V.

- Programme-Management of the “Festival of European Stud Culture” and the “Marbach Classics” event at Marbach State Stud, July 2014

- Texts for the image campaign of the German State Studs “Die deutschen Landgestüte

- Regular articles in different international magazines

- Organisation and guiding of group excursions

- International speaker at equestrian sport events

 

2015 to 2016      

Public Relations Officer at the Foundation Brandenburg State Stud Neustadt (Dosse)

 

2016                     

Founding of HORSES & HERITAGE, Agency for Equestrian Heritage

 

Memberships

 

Personal Member of the German National Commission of ICOMOS

Cultural Heritage Centre of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (2014 - 2017 Vice-President)

Network for Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS)

Interpret Europe - European Association for Heritage Interpretation e.V.

Support Club of the former Courtly Stud of Bleesern

Support Club for Marbach State Stud

Museum Club Cloister Church Offenhausen

Personal Member of the German Equestrian Federation