Märcher, Michael

CEO of Oslo Møntgalleri in Denmark

Michael Märcher (*1979) is a Danish historian and museologist. He graduated with a Master’s degree in History and Museology from the University of Aarhus in 2005, before obtaining his doctorate in History at the University of Copenhagen. Focusing on the technique and the production of 19th-century Danish mints, his Phd thesis was published in 2012.

From 2009 until 2017, Michael Märcher was researcher and curator at the Royal Collection of Coins and Medals at the National Museum in Copenhagen where he primarily worked with treasure troves and coin finds. His main areas of interest cover both medieval and modern times as well as paper money. Michael Märcher is interested in aspects of minting technology and conducts research on new methods to realize large-scale die studies for great quantities of material.

From 2013 to 2015, he was the head of a post-doc project on the monetary development of the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea between the 12th and the 19th centuries. In 2016, he contributed to a project dealing with the history of Danish coins and money during the 13th and 14th centuries. As part of an international exchange program, he spent two weeks in museums in Chile, likewise in 2016, with the aim of establishing new bilateral educational and research partnerships there.

Together with colleagues such as Georges Depeyrot, Michael Märcher organized DAMIN (“Dépréciation de l‘Argent Monétaires et Relations Internationales – Silver Monetary Depreciation and International Relations”) as a project that focuses on modern times. He has written several publications and innovative contributions.

From 2017 to 2022, Michael Märcher worked as a coin expert at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner in Denmark, and from the end of 2022 until June 2024 as “Head of Department for Coins, medals, and banknotes” at Bruun Rasmussen / Bonhams.

In August 2024, Michael Märcher will take up his new position as CEO of a new ‘sister-company’ of Oslo Myntgalleri (Norway). The new company in Denmark will be called Oslo Møntgalleri.

Information on and publications of Michael Märcher can be found at academia.edu.

Michael Märcher can also be found at Linked-in.

His research contribution on “Large Scale Die Studies” and the innovative method MDTM is available online.