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After having graduated from a fashion school in Munich in 1994 as a fashion designer and pattern drawer, Johannes Pietsch worked as a free lance designer until 1996. He started his museum career with a at the textile conservation workshop of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich from 1996 until 1998. Subsequently he took up his studies in conservation at the Technical University in Munich and graduated there in 2002 with a university diploma in conservation sciences and art technology.

From 2003 until 2008 Johannes Pietsch supervised a costume project at the Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg /Switzerland. He also wrote his PhD thesis on these garments and the development of tailoring techniques in the seventeenth century. Since then he has worked for various museums in different projects. Currently he is the curator of an exhibition about historic bags at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich.

The research interests of Dr. Johannes Pietsch include the history of textiles and dress and the analysis of original historic clothing.

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