Markus Hilgert, a German Assyriologist, is the director of the Vorderasiatisches Museum at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin. Previous to that, Hilgert was a professor of Assyriology at Heidelberg University from 2007 until 2014.
Mr. Hilgert is a member of several governing bodies and advisory boards, including the German Commission for UNESCO (since 2016), the Foundation Board of the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH since 2017), the Advisory Group of the Cultural Protection Fund of the British Council (since 2017), and the Disaster Risk Management Committee of the International Council of Museums (since 2017).
Markus Hilgert holds honorary professorships at Heidelberg University and Marburg University. In 2016, Hilgert was named National Correspondent for the International Committee of the Blue Shield in Germany.