Claudia Eicher has spent most of her life studying and working abroad. Before working with Mondex, she was employed by the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg in Germany where she specialized in Democratization studies and security policy in Eastern and South-eastern Europe. She acquired valuable field experience in her six years as an election and Democratization specialist and project manager for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo and Serbia. During that time, she developed an interest in heritage protection in times of conflict and the prevention of illicit trafficking of cultural property. Claudia retrained as an archaeologist and museologist at the University of Leicester in the UK and studied art history at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
She has worked as a field archaeologist in the UK and France and as a museum educator (ongoing) and curatorial intern in archaeological and art museums across Paris; she has also lectured on provenance research in France. Working with Mondex as a provenance researcher has provided her with the unique chance to combine her previous research and field experience.
Claudia studied at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany, Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and the University of Hamburg, Germany, where she obtained an MA in Political Sciences, Sinology and Medieval and Modern History. She holds an MA in Museum Studies and an MA in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester in the UK. She received her doctorate from the University of Leicester for her PhD thesis in Archaeology exploring the religious transformation of the French early medieval and medieval countryside.