Magdalena Droste is one of the best-known Bauhaus researchers worldwide. She was Professor and holder of the Chair for Art History at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus Senftenberg from 1997 to 2018. She studied Art History and German Studies at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen) and the Philipps University of Marburg, completing her PhD there in 1977. From 1980 to 1997, she was curator at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Droste has authored and edited numerous publications on the subject of Bauhaus and the history of nineteenth and twentieth-century design. Droste is emeritus today.