Bénédicte Savoy

Professor for Art History in Berlin, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Cultural Foundation

Bénédicte Savoy studied German language and literature at the École Normale Supérieure Paris, in 2000 she obtained her Ph.D. in Art History with a thesis on “Les spoliations d’oeuvres d’art de la France en Allemagne autour de 1800” (“The French Looting of Art in Germany around 1800”), awarded with the ‘Pierre Grappin’-Prize, Paris. Since 2003 she is professor of art history at the Technische Universität Berlin. In the meantime she governs different research and book projects according to her research fields like the transfer of art and culture in 18th and 19th century Europe or the history of museums and collections, she also still works on questions about looted art. In 2011 she was rewarded with the Richard-Haman-Prize for Art History 2011 at the Philipps Universität Marburg.