Dieter is an independent consultant and adviser in the museum and heritage sectors working with a variety of clients in the UK and overseas. He has worked in and with a wide variety of independent, local authority and national museums.
After studying both History and Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, Dieter worked in curatorial roles in local and social/industrial history museums in Derbyshire. He moved to the National Railway Museum (NRM), York in 1989 and during his 16 years there held a number of senior management posts dealing with not only the museum collections but also library and archive material and general management, development, policy and strategy matters. He also played a key role in the NRM’s development projects and in its relationships with overseas museums.
Dieter has lectured and published papers on a variety of collections management and museological topics and on the history of railway and transport museums.
He is a member of the statutory Railway Heritage Committee and on the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Register of Expert Advisers.
He is a Fellow of the Museums Association and a mentor for the AMA mentoring scheme.