Giesecke & Devrient Stiftung

Astrid Wolff

Astrid Wolff, born in 1975, studied Medieval and Modern History, English and American Literature at the Technical University Berlin. She gained her degree as Magistra Artium M.A. with a thesis on medieval history.
After a research project on behalf of Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung, she has been part of several publication projects. She was involved in editions of historical sources on behalf of the Kleist-Museum. After starting her time at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, she became assistant at the Historical Institute of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. There she worked on several research projects, among others the source edition “Georg Solmssen”.

Since 2011, she is Head of Corporate Heritage at Giesecke+Devrient, Munich. There she is responsible for researching the company’s history. Her research focuses on historical development and products of the company. Key publications are ,among others, “A Decade of Innovation. Giesecke & Devrient 2002-2011“, “Banknote printing at Giesecke+Devrient 1955-2002“ and “Louisenthal 1964-2014“. She regularly curates exhibitions for employees at the company’s headquarter in Munich. The exhibitions focus historical and cultural aspects of banknotes.

She was author of the publication „20 Jahre Museum für Druckkunst“ for the Museum of Printing Arts, Leipzig, and curated an exhibition on historical securities in cooperation with the Museum für Druckkunst in Leipzig.

Astrid Wolff is member of the board in the professional association for German business archives, the “Vereinigung deutscher Wirtschaftsarchivare e.V.“ She is member of the jury “Award Business Archive of the year”.