Name: Anna Riethus M.A.
Department: Science
Position: Research Manager, Project Lead „NMsee“
Tel.: +49 2104 9797-22
E-Mail: Email


Born in 1993, studied prehistory and historical archaeology in Vienna (AT) and archaeology and museology in Leiden (NL) from 2012 to 2016. Training as engineer for garden and landscape design (Vienna).
As the museum’s research coordinator, Riethus is responsible for the project management of scientific projects and the creation of new projects and collaborations.
Furthermore she is responsible for the digital archive (incl. former projects NESPOS, DISAPALE).

In her role as project leader of NMsee (2019-2022), Riethus investigates how museums can be made more inclusive for people with visual impairments with the help of digital offers.
She writes her doctoral thesis on the NMsee project at the University of Heidelberg (Department of History).

Download NMsee Final Paper (German)

Previously, Riethus supported the museum as a research volunteer (exhibition management, 2016-2018) and marketing officer (2018).
She participated in archaeological excavations in France, Wales, Siberia, Austria, and Germany and completed internships at the Natural History Museum Vienna and the Weltmuseum Wien.

Twitter: @ARiethus, @Neanderthal1

Publication List

Riethus, A., Winter, C. (2022). Neanderthal: Memories – Spielbare „Erinnerungen“ an die Steinzeit. Forum Kritische Archäologie 11, 153–166.

Riethus, A. 2021 (a). Playing Prehistory Blindly: Developing the NMsee-Mobile Game. In: Quick, S. (eds), Exploring Heritage. Wege digitaler Archäologie-vermittlung im Museum. Beiträge zur Tagung vom 28. und 29. No-vember 2019, LVR-Römer Museum im Archäologischen Park Xan-ten, Xantener Berichte, Band 34. Oppenheim am Rhein: Nünnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media, 21-30.

Riethus, A. (2021) (b). Der Wunsch die Steinzeit zu begreifen. In: Must, T., Buchsteiner, M. (eds), Haptische Zugriffe auf Gegen-stände – eine Chance für historisches Lernen? Fachwissenschaftli-che, fachdidaktische und pädagogische Impulse, Münster: Waxmann, 45-61.

Riethus, A. 2020. An Inclusive Prehistory Game by the Blind and Visually Impaired. Creating an Inclusive App Game on Prehistoric Archaeology with the BSVN e.V. for the Permanent Exhibition of the Neanderthal Museum. In: Hageneuer, S (eds), Communicating the Past in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Methods in Teaching and Learning in Archaeology (12-13 October 2018). Lon-don: Ubiquity Press, 61-71.

„Neanderthal: Memories“: Ein inklusives Museums-Game über die Altsteinzeit

Riethus, A., Winter, C. (2021). NMsee. Ein inklusives Game im Neanderthal Museum Mettmann. Online-Vortrag der Reihe Kultursnack (4).

Riethus, A., Ströter, T. (2021). Spielerische Inklusion: Das Museums-Game „Neanderthal: Memories“. Online-Vortrag der LVR Kulturkonferenz 2021 „digital & inklusiv – Eine Chance für die Kultur!“, LVR, Deutschland.