Josef Focht has been director of the Musical Instrument Museum of the University of Leipzig since 2014. Since his studies of music and theatre sciences as well as the instrumental subjects double bass and piano at universities and colleges in Munich, Vienna and Tübingen, he has worked as a consultant, expert and service provider in the field of exhibitions and museums, for research institutions and media companies. He is Professor of Organology at the University of Leipzig. His research projects and publications include organology and historical performance practice, regional music history and biography research, inventory documentation and indexing. Tools and methods of Digital Humanities cover a broad field.