Didier Houénoudé

Didier Houénoudé

Art historian

  • Restitution, Provenance research, The role of museums, Colonial legacy, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Abomey-Calavi (Benin)

Didier Houénoudé is an art history PhD lecturer and teacher at university Abomey-Calavi in Benin. His field of interest covers, among others, African contemporary art, patrimonial questions, urbanism and development of African cities. He was assistant-chief of the department of History and Archeology at the Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Abomey, and counsellor to the Minister of Culture of Benin: he was then director of the Cultural heritage of Benin, in charge of the heritage policy and of the Museums. Didier Houénoudé is currently director of the National Institute of Art, Archeology and Culture Professions at University Abomey-Calavi. He wrote several articles about contemporary art in Benin and about Beninese cultural heritage.

Contributions by Didier Houénoudé