On July 1, 2020, Dr. Ulf Molzahn started his new job as future museum director at the German Watch Museum Glashütte. As of September 1, 2020, he will take over the function of long-time director Reinhard Reichel who has held this position since 1992 and will retire after a two-month introduction of Mr. Molzahn.
Dr. Ulf Molzahn has a doctorate in history. A master’s degree from the University of Leipzig, which he completed in 1995, was followed by a ten-year academic position at the University of Leipzig with a doctorate in Saxon regional history. Other professional stations included working at the 2nd Saxon State Exhibition “Faith and Power” in Torgau in 2004 and between 2005 and 2007 as director of the Wilhelm Ostwald Memorial in Großbothen. In 2008 he took over the management of the Historical Technical Museum of the city of Sömmerda and the local town archive. With his work there arose the connection to Glashütte. Similar to Glashütte, mechanical calculating machines were also manufactured in Sömmerda until the middle of the 20th century. Numerous engineers were graduates of the Engineering School for Fine Mechanics Glashütte. In his new role at the German Watch Museum Glashütte he will be responsible for the further development of the museum in line with the Foundation “German Watch Museum Glashütte – Nicolas G. Hayek”. Dr. Ulf Molzahn is 52 years old, married and the father of two grown-up children.