Prof. Monika Grütters MdB

Minister of State and Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Born 9 January 1962 in Münster, Westphalia; unmarried
  • 1981: Abitur (higher education entrance qualification) in Münster
  • 1982 - 1989: Degree in German, History of Art and Politics at the universities of Münster and Bonn
  • 1983 - 1989: Scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) Institute for Gifted Students
  • 1990 - 1992: PR work in museums and publishing companies
  • 1991 - 1999: Lecturer in Arts Management at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
  • since 1999: Honorary Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Arts and Media Management
  • 1992 - 1995: Press Officer, Berlin Senate Administration for Science and Research
  • 1995 - 2005: Member of the Berlin House of Representatives, spokesperson for science and cultural policy of the CDU parliamentary group, Deputy Chair of the CDU parliamentary group, Member of the Berlin Land Executive Committee
  • 1995 - 2006: Corporate Communications, Art Collection of the Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG
  • 1998 - 2013: Member of the Governing Board, Brandenburger Gate Foundation, Landesbank Berlin Holding AG
  • since 2005: Member of the German Bundestag, spokesperson for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag for culture and the media
  • since March 2009: First Deputy Chair of the CDU in Berlin
  • since 2009: Chair of the Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs in the German Bundestag, Member of the Executive Committee of the CDU/CSUparliamentary group in the Bundestag, Member of the Committee on Education and Research, Spokesperson for the Subcommittee on Cultural and Education Policy Abroad
  • since 17 December 2013: Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media