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Sandro Schwarz, M.A.
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fields of study :
  • 1st major - Egyptology
  • 2nd major - Computer Science

1991 - 1998 - Grammar School Prenzlau

Oct. 1999 - Jul. 2005 - Humboldt University Berlin

  • M.A. thesis title:
    „Schiffe und Schiffsteile als Klassifikatoren in der ägyptischen Hieroglyphenschrift / Ships and ship parts as classifiers in the Egyptian hieroglyphic script”
  • M.A. grade: very good (1.5)

since April 2007 - graduate student studying for a doctorate in Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies at Humboldt University Berlin

  • working title of the doctorate: „Travel in Style - Altägyptische Schifffahrt im soziokulturellen Kontext von Prestige und Macht / The Ancient Egyptian Navy in the sociocultural Context of Prestige and Power ”

Jan. 2008 - Mar. 2008 - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • Short term grant for graduate students studying for a doctorate to gather data in Egypt

Jul. 2008 - Nov. 2010 - Elsa-Neumann-Grant for graduate students studying for a doctorate

Alternative Service

Sept. 1998 - Sept. 1999 - Sheltered workshop Prenzlau

Professional experience

Jan. 2002 - Humboldt University Berlin

  • Poster design for the exhibition “The Oases of the Western Desert”

Apr. 2002 - Mar. 2004 - Wasmuth Museum bookshop in the Egyptian Museum Berlin

  • Customer advisory service and selling

Dez. 2003 - Apr. 2004 - Prof. Dr. Steffen Wenig, i.R.

  • Subediting of the special volume of the Antike Welt „Der antike Sudan“ (Zabern)

Apr. 2004 - Mar. 2005 - Humboldt University Berlin

Oct. 2005 - Sept. 2006 - Competence Call Center

  • Call centre agent in the correspondence team

May 2006 - Present - professional free-lance museum guide

April 2008 - Present - freelance worker for the German Röntgen Society

  • Technical support and management of an e-voting-system (mobiTED) at conferences and advanced training seminars

January 2013 - Present - Database architect and frontend developer at the Egyptian Museum, Berlin

  • Designing and programming an egyptological internet database, using PostgreSQL, JavaScript and PHP, to collect and present all data concerning the archeological fieldwork and scientific research in Amarna, Egypt.
  • This project is a collaboration of the Amarna Project and the Egyptian Museum Berlin but also works together with scientists and collections from all over the world.

Further Training

Feb. - Mar. 2005 - Humboldt University Berlin Career Center

  • Advanced training course: Public relations and project management in the cultural area

Jul. - Aug. 2007 - Computer and media service of the Humboldt University Berlin

  • 3D modeling and animation


Computer Science :

  • project management
  • data base design (DB2, PostgreSQL, Access)
  • webdesign
  • professional experience with MS Office
  • programming languages: SQL, PHP, JavaScript, Java, C#, VBA


  • German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (basic knowledge), French (basic knowledge), Russian (basic knowledge) and Arabic (basic knowledge)
  • digital photography
  • sport: diving, windsurfing and wakeboarding
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