Carolina Romahn

Head of Department Culture / Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts

Wiesbaden, DE

Since 2017, Carolina Romahn has been a ministerial councilor at the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts within Department IV “Culture”, where she is in charge of the department for interdisciplinary cultural funding, for literature, cultural education, cultural and creative industries, international cultural relations, socio-culture, culture in rural areas and the preservation of customs.


She holds mandates in the supervisory bodies and boards of trustees of the German Academy for Language and Poetry and the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain. Since 2019 she is responsible for the administrative support of documenta gGmbH.

Carolina Romahn studied German, Romance and Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. After completing her master’s degree, she took up a position as a research assistant at the Institute for German Language and Literature, where she worked in teaching and research from 1995 to 1999. In 1999, she moved to the Cultural Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main. Here she was responsible for two years as a referent for the area of literature and science, until she took over the management of the European Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main in 2001.

In 2004, she became head of the Department for International Affairs in the Office of the Lord Mayor. From 2007 to 2017, Romahn was head of the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main and administratively responsible for Frankfurt’s cultural landscape.


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