Anna Brus works at the Kunsthistorisches Institut of the University of Cologne. From 2012 to 2016 she was a DFG fellow at the Locating Media Research Training Group of the University of Siegen with the project Colonial Art in Symmetrical Perspective: Julius Lips and the Inversion of the Gaze. Her research focuses on the academic history of art history and ethnology, ethnological collection and exhibition practices and global art. She is initiator and editorial member of the blog How to move on with Humboldt's legacy? Rethinking ethnographic collections (since 2017). Anna Brus was guest curator of the exhibition The Savage hits back - Colonial Images of Europeans from Lips Collection at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World, Cologne (2018).
As of October 2019