Regula Tschumi is a freelance scholar, art mediator and photographer based in Berne, Switzerland. She worked until 2002 for the Swiss national airline Swissair. From 1996 to 2003, while still working at the airline, she studied social anthropology, art history and religious studies in Berne.
In 2013 she received a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Basel with her research about the figurative palanquins and coffins in Ghana. In connection with her studies, she spent six months in Zanzibar (East Africa) and more than five years doing field work in Ghana (West Africa). Regula Tschumi has published a number of articles and photographs in exhibition catalogues and scholarly journals, as well as two books about the figurative coffins and palanquins of the Ga in Ghana.