Hannes Hacke is a research assistant and curator at the Research Center for the Cultural History of Sexuality at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. His research interests include the history of sexuality in museums and collections, especially queer sexualities and LGBTIQ history. He is currently working on a five year research and exhibition project on the art collection of the US-american collector Naomi Wilzig. His tasks include the documentation and online presentation of the collection, research on the collection history, curating exhibitions and developing formats of object-based learning in cooperation with Berlin museum.
His doctoral research at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at Humboldt University focuses LGBTIQ history exhibitions in Berlin museums and how these exhibitions contributed to rendering visible LGBTIQ+ identities. He is also the co-founder of the network Queering Museums Berlin and of Queersearch, the umbrella organization of the queer archives, libraries and collections in the German-speaking world.