Rolf Killius is a consultant (museums, exhibitions, and media), exhibition curator, ethnomusicologist (MMus SOAS, London University ), oral historian, sound recordist, film producer & editor and radio journalist whose work appears in a variety of contexts.

In this capacity Rolf is able to consult to cultural institutions and organisations all around the world combining such diverse elements as exhibition curating, object research and collection, music and sound production, film production and editing, and the delivery of music, dance and arts installations related to the cultures of South Asia (especially India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan) and the Arabic States of the Gulf and instrument making in Europe.

Apart from his in-depth knowledge of cultures in India, Bangladesh,Pakistan, Nepal, the Arabic States of the Gulf and media production, Rolf offers project management and team leading skills. Working closely with his clients he creates tailor-made projects, developed and managed from inception to delivery. This comprises project research, concept design, facilitation, and delivery towards agreed deadlines. If required he can draw on a vast range of experts from different countries specialising in research area, language, or technical skills.

Rolf has worked on museum consulting projects of organisations and institutions such as National Museum of Qatar, Musical Instrument Museum Markneukirchen (Germany), Bubenreutheum Museum (Germany), Musical Instrument Museum (USA), Indian Music Experience (India), Horniman Museum (UK), and Vacha Museum at the Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh (India).


Video: Collecting for the Horniman