Dr. des. Regina Höfer is an Art Historian specialized in Indian and Tibetan art and a curator based in Berlin. She studied at the University of Bonn, Germany and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her PhD-theses focused on the interpretation of a museum collection (A Habsburg Trophy Hunt: The South Asian Collection of Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este between Colonial World View, Art and Souvenir).
Currently she is Lecturer at the Central Asian Seminar, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin and works on different research and curatorial projects.
At the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut she has been Research Fellow. Besides she is an Associated Academic at the The Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin and at the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn. Before she has been working there and at the Institute of the History of Art, University of Vienna and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History, Vienna, as a Research Associate and Lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin).
Moreover she has been former Assistant Curator at the Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin and at the MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution, Roman-Germanic Museum, Mainz and curated numerous exhibitions.
Her research interests include Indian and Tibetan Buddhist art, provenance research, historical Indian photography, Global Art, modern and contemporary Tibetan art, museum theory, traditions of collecting Asian art and museums in Asia.
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