Tomoë I. M. Steineck is an established curator / historian of art and culture specialised in theory of culture, collection strategy and religious heritage, with geographical focus on Japan. She has a BA degree from the University of Heidelberg, MA degree from SOAS – University of London. She has worked with the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Tokyo National Museum, the University of Zurich Museum of Ethnography, several galleries and auction houses, and independent exhibition projects as well as private collectors. Her main projects up to 2016 are the two large Japan exhibitions at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Fed. Rep. of Germany, and the Spinner (-Minami) Collection at the University of Zurich as well as the new bequest of the Spinner Family at request. In the field of Digital Humanities, she chief curated an international collaboration, launching a new database for Japanese religious projects in European Museums and private collections. Within the scope of the projects and as independent art historian, she catalogued and assessed Japanese religious collections around Europe in major museums from the British Museum to the Corfu Museum of Asian Art. All projects were documented in publications, films and catalogues. She is currently working on the Ph.D. publication on the “Understanding Religion in the Age of Imperialism and Protestant Missions: The Spinner-Minami Collection of Japanese Religious Icons and its Significance” (PDF download) with reference to the development of Protestant mission strategy and global history. She lives in Zurich with her husband and daughter.