studied Art History, Archaeology and Historical Auxiliary Sciences at the Universities of Tubingen, Freiburg, Vienna and London. He taught as professor at the University of Bochum for many years before he changed to the department of Art History at Freie Universität Berlin. Busch’s research focuses on 18th-century European art and 19th-century German and English art. He is particularly interested in the drawings, art theory and history of the species, and on the interrelation of art and science. He is also a longstanding member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and co-founder and editor of the »Kunsthistorischen Arbeitsblätter«.