Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Magister degree (MA) with a thesis on Anselm Kiefer after studying German philology at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (Fontenay), France

  • 1996
    State examination (Agrégation)

  • 1998 – 2001
    Research associate at the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin, instructor at the TU Berlin and the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2000

  • 2003 – 2009
    Assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at TU Berlin

  • 2014
    Visisting professor at the Collège de France, Paris

  • Since 2009
    W3 professor of art history in the Department of History and Art History at TU Berlin

Selected publications

  • Nikolaus Bernau, Hans-Dieter Nägelke und Bénédicte Savoy (Hg.), Museumsvisionen. Der Wettbewerb zur Erweiterung der Berliner Museumsinsel 1883/84, Kiel (Verlag Ludwig) 2015.

  • Savoy, Bénédicte: "Vom Faustkeil zur Handgranate": Filmpropaganda für die Berliner Museen 1934 – 1939, Köln 2014 (Böhlau).

  • Bénédicte Savoy, Blankenstein, David (Hrsg.): Les frères Humboldt. L’Europe de l’Esprit. Katalog zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung, Paris 2014 (De Monza/PSL).

  • Andrea Meyer, Savoy, Bénédicte (Hrsg.): The Museum is open. Towards a Transnational History of Museums, 1750 – 1940, Berlin/Boston 2013 (De Gruyter).

  • Savoy, Bénédicte: Nofretete, eine deutsch-französische Affäre, 1913 – 1931, Köln 2011 (Böhlau).

  • Savoy, Bénédicte: Patrimoine annexé. Les saisies de biens culturels pratiquées par la France en Allemagne autour de 1800, mit einem Vorwort von Pierre Rosenberg, 2 Bände, Paris 2003 [Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme]. Im Oktober 2010 auf Deutsch erschienen.

  • Michel Espagne, Bénédicte Savoy (Hrsg.): Dictionnaire des historiens d'art allemands, Paris 2010 (CNRS éditions).

  • Savoy, Bénédicte: Kunstraub. Napoleons Konfiszierungen in Deutschland und die europäischen Folgen. Mit einem Katalog der Kunstwerke aus deutschen Sammlungen im Musée Napoléon (CD-ROM). Wien 2010 (Böhlau).

  • Savoy, Bénédicte: Tempel der Kunst. Die Entstehung des öffentlichen Museums in Deutschland. 1701 – 1815, Mainz 2006 (Philipp von Zabern). – 2. Auflage 2015 (Böhlau).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Research Unit CSGIV "Museums"

  • ArtTransForm, a German Research Foundation (DFG)/ANR (French National Research Agency) project on the training of German artists in Paris in the 19th century

  • Member of the research group (UMR) Transferts culturels, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (Paris)

  • (Exhibition) The brothers Humboldt (Les frères Humboldt. L'Europe de l’Esprit), Observatoire de Paris (PSL), Paris, 2014 [with David Blankenstein]

  • (Exhibition) Napoleon and Europe. The dream and the trauma, Bundeskunsthalle (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn, 2010 [with Yann Potin]

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation (SPSG)

  • Member of the foundation council of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (KSB)

  • Member of the German-French Cultural Council (DFKR)

  • Member of the advisory committee for the evaluation of German sites to be added to the "tentative list" for consideration for the UNESCO World Heritage List, Cultural Affairs of the Länder, 2013 – 2014

  • Member of the advisory board of the Germanischen Nationalmuseums (Germanic National Museum or GNM), Nuremberg, Germany, since 2014

  • Conseil scientifique du Musée du Louvre, Paris, since 2015

  • Member of the international team of experts advising the founding management team of the Humboldt Forum, Berlin, since 2015


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