Dr. des. Regina Höfer is an art historian specialising in Tibetan and South Asian art and a curator. Currently she is lecturer and an associated academic at the Central Asian Seminar, Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin and an associated academic at the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, University of Bonn. Before she worked there and at the Institute of the History of Art, University of Vienna, as a research associate and lecturer. She was assistant curator at the Asian Art Museum, Berlin, and curated several exhibitions.
Her PhD-thesis A Habsburg Trophy Hunt: The South Asian Collection of Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este between Colonial World View, Art and Souvenir is the first investigation of a colonial South Asian collection and reflects her research interest in colonial South Asian art as well as in collecting practices.
Research interests: Global Art, modern and contemporary Tibetan, Indian and Pakistani art, colonial Indian photography, provenance research, traditions of collecting Asian art and museums in Asia.