In memoriam Gisela Stappert

gisela stappertWe mourn the loss of Gisela Stappert, who was associated with our institute for many decades.

Especially in recent years, many of us have worked very closely with her, but the beginnings of her activities for the Frobenius Institute go back to a time when the Institute was still located in Liebigstraße. At that time, she recorded most of the Ethnographic Image Archive of our Institute and thus, together with other colleagues, created the basis for one of the most important databases of the Institute. Her special scientific interest was the history of the institute, on which she wrote significant articles based on lengthy and extremely meticulous research. Most recently, she contributed significantly to the success of the exhibition "The Art of Research", jointly organized by the Giersch Museum and the Frobenius Institute, and in this context she was particularly committed to the appreciation of the artists and staff of the Frobenius Institute from the first half of the 20th century.

She was an excellent colleague to all of us, and for some also a very special friend with whom they shared hardships and concerns. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and the many people with whom she was closely associated.


Photo: Vöros family