Sebastian Willert studied science of History at Leibniz Universität Hannover and received his Master`s Degree in 2016. Since 2017 he participates in the PhD program Ancient Object(s) and Visual Studies (AOViS) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) with the thesis “Kulturimperialismus versus Protektionismus? Antike Objekte als Konfliktfaktor der deutschen und osmanischen Kunstpolitik zwischen 1890 und 1918”.