Dr. Markus Bauer (Dr. Phil.), was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1955, studied history, German language and literature, and art history in Frankfurt a. M. and Tübingen. From 1989 he was a research assistant at the Tübingen City Museum and in the city archives in Tübingen and Reutlingen. In 1995/96 he worked as a research assistant at the Saxon State Office for Archaeology and in 1996 became exhibition curator at the 1st Saxon State Exhibition in St. Marienstern. Between 1999 and 2011 he was director of the Silesian Museum in Görlitz.