is working since 2009 at the HGK FHNW as a professor for education in art and design. From 2002 to 2009 she was responsible for the conception, development and implementation of art education at Schaulager, Münchenstein/Basel, which opened in 2003. Until 2001 she gained practical experience in mediation at the Fondation Beyeler, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Tinguely Museum, Art Basel and the Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach. Her work focuses on combining art historical and art educational approaches with artistic research.
Beate Florenz is president of the Swiss Society for Art Education | SFKP, member of the board of lbg Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn and associate member of the board of the SGL working group on didactics of art and image.