Astrid Dostert is archeologist and historian of arts by training. Her research interests include ancient sculptures and their reception in modern times. A special focus lies on the history of collections and the history of restoration. During the first funding phase of Topoi (Topoi 1) Astrid Dostert worked within the Central Administration of the Excellence Cluster Topoi from 2007 to 2012. She was responsible for the finances and general coordination of the research activities at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and its partner institutions. As a co-curator she was involved in the conception and coordination of the exhibition “Jenseits des Horizonts. Raum und Wissen in den Kulturen der Alten Welt,” which has been shown in 2012.