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Leo Schmidt

Leo Schmidt is an art historian. He earned his doctorate at Freiburg University in 1980 with a thesis on the architecture of Holkham Hall, an English 18th-century country house. He was a senior investigator in the State Department for the Care of Historic Buildings in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Since 1996 he has been Professor of Architectural Conservation at the Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus. He has wide-ranging interests and has published extensively, focussing on 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century architecture and on difficult heritage such as the Berlin Wall. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.