Bénédicte Savoy, art historian and professor at the TU Berlin and the Collège de France, talks to ECCHR Secretary General Wolfgang Kaleck about the restitution of looted colonial art and her criticism of the debate about the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.

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Bénédicte Savoy is the head of the Department of Modern Art History at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2016, she has also held a professorship at the Collège de France in Paris for the cultural history of artistic heritage in Europe from the 18th to the 20th century. She has published numerous publications on her research areas of art theft and looted art in a global context, transnational museum history and cultural transfer in Europe.

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© David Ausserhofer / Bénédicte Savoy