Tulga Beyerle

Tulga Beyerle

Tulga Beyerle (b. 1964, Vienna) has been director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) since 1 December 2018. In keeping with the goal of museums of applied and decorative arts everywhere to provide inspiration for the best in design both in the present and future, Beyerle strives to position MKG as a place of myriad possibilities and a platform for discourse and negotiation at the highest level and yet without excluding any members of society. 

The esteemed design expert was director of the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden, Schloss Pillnitz, from 2014 to 2018 and concurrently a member of the management board of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, one of Germany’s leading museum networks. Previously she was director of Vienna Design Week, which she co-founded in 2006. She also worked successfully as an independent curator in Vienna and Glasgow. 

Beyerle comes to the field of design based on practical experience: after completing her journeyman’s qualification in carpentry, she studied industrial design in Vienna and taught design history and theory at the University of Applied Arts there for seven years. She is a member of the programme council of the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, the advisory board of the Arts and Culture division of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, and the advisory board of mudac, the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne, among others.