Inka Drögemüller

Deputy Director, Digital, Education, Publications, Imaging, & Libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Appointed in February 2019, Inka Drögemüller is the Museum’s Deputy Director for Digital, Education, Publications, Imaging, and Libraries. Prior to joining The Met, she was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Germany’s Städel Museum and Liebieghaus Sculptural Collection and Deputy Director of Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Chief among her accomplishments during 18 years at these institutions were innovative digital and educational projects that expanded the museums’ outreach, introducing diverse audiences to collections, programming, and other initiatives.

Following her master’s degree in marketing communication at Berlin Universität der Künste, Drögemüller worked as project developer and art consultant in Berlin and New York. In 2001, at the Schirn Kunsthalle, she established new departments for marketing, communications, and sponsorship. In her capacity to develop major strategic partnerships with global companies and research institutes, she found new collaborators and supporters for the three Frankfurt institutions in the realms of science, technology, and the corporate world, and worked closely with in‐house curators, digital departments, and pedagogical staff to create a new, interdisciplinary culture as a prerequisite to implementing the museums’ advanced digital strategy. She is a speaker at numerous international symposiums and conferences on digitization.


  • Deputy Director, Digital, Education, Publications, Imaging, & Libraries

    Current role