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Patek Philippe Museum
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Patek Philippe appoints Peter Friess as new Director and Curator for the Patek Philippe Museum.

Peter Friess will be present on a periodic basis before fully assuming his new function in January 2014. Watch the first exclusive interview with Patek Philippe Museum’s new Director and Curator Peter Friess.

The Geneva watchmaker has appointed Dr. Peter Friess as the upcoming Director and Curator of the Patek Philippe Museum. In a first phase Dr. Friess will be present on a periodic basis before fully assuming his new function in April 2014.

Dr. Peter Friess is a master watch and clockmaker. He was trained as a curator for historical artifacts at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich. He holds a Doctorate degree in Art History from the University of Munich. Dr. Friess founded and then served as Founding Director of the Deutsches Museum in Bonn. He also acted as curator for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., where he developed an international traveling exhibition on the Nobel Prize. Earlier he served as consultant for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. Most Recently Dr. Friess was the President of a Science Museum in Silicon Valley, California.

Dr. Friess is the author of various books, catalogs and essays on automata, watches and clocks. The overall list of his publications is quite extensive. Together with his wife, an information designer, Dr. Friess has specialized since 2004 in developing the historical heritage of museums and large private collections in Europe and the USA.

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